Tension as IMN returns in FULL FORCE, threatens presidency over Zakzaky

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– Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) says it will continue to organise protests and demonstrations until President Buhari releases its detained leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

– The Movement says Zakzaky needs to see a doctor because his health is deteriorating

– A cleric in the movement, Sheikh Bello said the protest in Kaduna on Wednesday, August 24 is just the beginning of what is to come

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Zakzaky banner held by IMN protesters in Kaduna on Wednesday, August 24

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has threatened to continue with protests and demonstrations against the decision of the federal government to keep its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky in detention without trial.

The threat was issued on Wednesday, August 24 during a peaceful protest by members of the group in Kaduna. Thousands of the group’s members took part in the protest.

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA) reports that a leading cleric of the IMN, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello while addressing newsmen at the close of the protest, condemned the continued detention of the leader of the Movement as illegal and a violation of his fundamental human rights.

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IMN protesters on Wednesday, August 24

Bello called on Nigerians conscience to continue to raise their voices against impunity and disregard to law an order perpetrated by the government where the president can simply order the killing, arrest and detention of anyone he despises for his own personal reason.

ABNA quoted him as saying that “the detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky by the Nigerian government and also denying him the right to medical attention despite his deteriorating health condition is an outright violation of the tenets of democracy and civility and must be condemned by all right-thinking persons.”

Bello added that the IMN will not compromise its call for the release of its leader, describing the massive protest as just the beginning.

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Sheikh Bello speaking with media on Wednesday, August 24

NAIJ.com recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari assured international and local human rights groups of “appropriate response” to a report of the judicial inquiry into the clashes between soldiers and Shiites last December.

He revealed this on Tuesday, August 16, in a statement by a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who shared it on his Facebook page.

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