Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, said on Sunday that they were never placated with the less than 10 minutes video clip of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from his detention facility at the Department of State Services headquarters in Abuja.
They group said all they needed was his unconditional release since El-Zakzaky had not committed any crime to warrant his being detained since December 15, 2015.
A statement by the spokesman for the Shi’ites, Ibrahim Musa, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government must order the Federal High Court, Abuja, to release El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeena, from detention.
Musa said, “Sheikh el-Zakzaky was allowed to speak to a selected section of the Press on Saturday, January 13, 2018 for the first time since his illegal detention.
“That followed recent wave of incessant but peaceful street actions calling for his immediate and unconditional release all over the country as well as globally following reports of his deteriorating health condition in detention.
“Undoubtedly, the Islamic Movement is not impressed with this, and certainly is not fooled by the antics of the Buhari security agencies.
“We are not placated by Sheikh Zakzaky’s short and edited video clip. The local and global Free Zakzaky campaigns will certainly continue.
“Our goal is not to see Sheikh Zakzaky in a controlled press clip but our goal is the unconditional freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife as ordered by a competent Nigerian court. Nothing short of that will suffice.”