Numerous Shiites protesters on Wednesday in Abuja took to the streets to protest the release of their leader, Ibraheem Elezakzaky.
The protesters were heard saying they were more than ready to die because of their religion.
Marching from the National Human Rights Commission at Maitama through Transcorp Hilton to Gana Street, the protesters can be heard chanting anti-government songs as they demand the release of their spiritual leader.
Abdullahi Musa, who led the protest said that doctors had discovered an alarming level of lead poison in the blood of their leader, El-Zakzaky — 201.7 milligrams which is abnormal, thereby posing a serious threat to his life.
“His life is in danger and there is no reason for us to go back and sit down at home. The oppressors always brutalise, oppress and instill fears in the mind of the people. We are ready to die in this cause and we have said it that we must come and they should get ready. If they like they should come and kill us,” Musa stated.
“We have been protesting. Even yesterday the protest took more than two hours peacefully before the police attacked the protesters. So we will never surrender and we will not stop what we are doing. This is our constitutional rights. It is the right of Sheik El-zakzaky to go for medical treatment and the court has granted him the freedom and they should allow him to go,” Musa added.