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Shi’ites bow to suspend ‘free Zakzaky’ protests

The Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky- led Shi’ites group, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN) has  bowed to pressure from its recent proscription by a Federal High Court resulting from the renewed clashes with the police, as the group on Wednesday, 31st , July 2019, announced suspension of its streets protests.

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria [IMN] said the suspension of its protests, which it termed temporary, was out of respect for eminent people and groups, who have genuinely waded into resolving the problems, especially  the illegal detention of our leader for almost four years now.

Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesman said the movement is committed to explored the new openings to resolve the issues with the government, especially the court case instituted by our lawyers on the proscription order made by the federal government this week.

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria do hereby announce to the general public and the international community that it has temporarily suspended its Free Zakzaky street protests to allow for some new openings into the resolution of the problems.

He added:“We sincerely hope an amicable way could be found to solve the crises surrounding the illegal detention of our leader for almost four years now.

“The Islamic Movement wishes to thank both national and international civil rights activists and organizations who have been busy demanding the protection of our fundamental human rights as enshrined in the constitution.

He press further to ” thank the press, both national and international, and the social media activists for the full coverage of our activities throughout the struggle for justice,”


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