Shi’ites: El-Zakzaky’s daughter debunks report on suspending protests

SUHAILA Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, daughter of the detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky has  debunked reports that members of the movement have suspended their protest to demand Zakzaky’s release.

It would be recalled that the IMN in a statement said it had suspended street protests in Abuja and was ready to take the government to court.

A statement reportedly signed by the spokesperson of the movement, Musa Ibrahim, said the suspension was decided upon in order to resolve the prolong detention of El-Zakzaky and ensuring his freedom.

However, speaking in a two minute, twenty second video made public via You tube on Thursday, Suhaila said Musa Ibrahim, who announced the suspension of protest in  a press release, has no authority to speak on behalf of the movement.

The IMN, according to her, has no spokesperson, noting that Ibrahim is only a chairman of a media forum, such, as the numerous forums in the Islamic movement.

“I just wanted to clarify because I saw news agencies stating that spokesperson of this movement released the statement,” she said.

She noted that such information could jeopadise the motive behind the protest which aimed at making government to release her father from detention.

    Zakzaky’s daughter further reiterated that the Shiite members would continue with their protests until their leader is released.

    Suhaila revealed that Ibrahim was not part of the organizers of the protests in Abuja since its inception and would not be part of the future protests until El-Zakzaky is freed.

    The ICIR reports that the news of the suspension of street protests by the Shiites came a few days after the government had proscribed the group’s activities.

    El-Zakzaky was arrested on December 12, 2015, by men of Nigerian Army and detained, alongside his wife Zeenat El-Zakzaky .


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