Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, commonly referred to as Shiites, said on Monday that they would march on Abuja to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, by the Department of State Service.
They noted that following the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given by the sect to the Federal Government within which to release El-Zakzaky, Shiites in millions would occupy the federal capital until their leader was released.
The group spoke under the aegis of ‘Save Zakzaky’s Life Group of Nigeria,’led by its National Coordinator, Bashir Marafa.
The group asserted that as Nigerians, “We have the right to show our grievances and concerns in peaceful manner.
“The police, soldiers and all other security agencies should take note. They should never harass, or intimidate us. Our slogan is Free Zakzaky. Our mission in Abuja is to seek the release of our leader, Shaik Ibrahim Zakzaky. Nothing, but that.”