Launch El-Zakzaky now, followers demand


Onyedi Ojiabor and Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja

Followers of the detained chief of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Wednesday demanded the fast launch of their chief with out additional delay.


The followers insisted that there was little doubt that El-Zakzaky and his spouse, Zeinat, have been extra certified for fast launch from detention than Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and Omoyele Sowore, who have been freed on Tuesday.

The Federal Authorities on Tuesday ordered the discharge of Col. Dasuki and convener of Revolution Now, Sowore.

Lawyer Common and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who directed the Division of State Companies (DSS) to launch Dasuki and Sowore defined that the order was in compliance to courtroom ruling which granted the duo bail.


The Public Relations Workplace of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, who spoke on behalf of the sect members famous that though they have been completely happy for the discharge of Dasuki and Sowore, their expectation was El-Zakzaky would have been launched alongside facet the 2.

Musa mentioned that proper considering Nigerians who thought-about the rationale given by the Lawyer Common for the discharge of Dasuki and Sowore, would have observed that Shieikh El-Zakzaky was extra certified to be launched as a result of there’s a legitimate courtroom ruling that he needs to be launched.

He added that El-Zakzaky’s Kids are patiently ready for the return of their father in step with the courtroom order.


He famous that they due to this fact asking and demanding the fast launch of our chief within the curiosity of justice and rule of regulation.

He mentioned that there’s a subsisting legitimate courtroom order for the discharge of El-Zakzaky.

Musa mentioned, “The discharge of the Sheikh was our expectation. It was our expectation additionally that Sheikh El-Zakzaky could be launched alongside Sowore and Dasuki. However we’re completely happy for Dasuki and Sowore and we’re praying that God can even pave method for our chief, Sheikh El- Zakzaky to be launched.

“It is because for those who take a look at what the Minister mentioned is the rationale for releasing Dasuki and Sowore, you’ll discover that Shieikh El-Zakzaky is extra certified to be launched as a result of there’s a legitimate courtroom ruling that he needs to be launched.

“Even at that, it’s only that they took the costs in opposition to him to Kaduna State simply to subvert the ruling of the excessive courtroom in Abuja.

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“We’re praying and dealing on his freedom.

“The media has tried truly to be able to be certain that El-Zakzaky is launched. As a result of proper after the December 2015 saga, the media has been giving us protection in nearly all our actions however you recognize that of Sowore can also be aided by the worldwide strain.

“America has additionally talked concerning the launch of El-Zakzaky however we have no idea what went unsuitable and what the federal government is planning.

“The kids of our chief (El-Zakzaky) are hopeful that their father can even be launched.

“He was visited final week. For the reason that information of the discharge of Dasuki and Sowore broke, he has not felt dangerous, however he and his followers imagine that what occurred to us has been decreed by Allah.

“Every part has its personal time. Whether or not they prefer it or not the time to launch him will come. Like I mentioned, Sheikh El-Zakzaky is completely happy over the discharge of Dasuki and Sowore.

“We’re going to carry on mounting strain on authorities to launch our chief. In a current interview with the BBC, the minister of Justice and Lawyer Common of the Federation mentioned Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s case is totally different. And that Federal Authorities is not going to intrude in a case involving A state authorities.

“We are going to keep on talking to the press, and those who have ears of government and those will assist us to ensure his release.”

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