IMN celebrates release of El-Zakzaky after 3 years in custody

IMN celebrates release of El-Zakzaky after 3 years in custody

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, have been thrown into celebration mood over the release of their leader, Shiekh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zenat who have been in detention since 2016. El-Zakzaky was said to have been released on Monday after a Kaduna State High Court granted him bail to travel abroad

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, have been thrown into celebration mood over the release of their leader, Shiekh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zenat who have been in detention since 2016.

El-Zakzaky was said to have been released on Monday after a Kaduna State High Court granted him bail to travel abroad for medical treatment.

The Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya confirmed the released in brief statement in Abuja, on Monday evening.

In a statement signed by the Chairman, Free El-Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Abdurrahman Yola, described the ruling of the court a victory for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.

It said the ruling by the court represented “victory for our dogged determination, patience, and perseverance in the face of extreme persecution.”

The statement read in part: ‘’With this recent ruling by the court today (yesterday), we will finalise urgent plans to transfer them to a more appropriate foreign health facility for further expert management as we await the response of the Nigerian government.

‘’We expect them to act urgently to respect the Nigerian constitution and the ruling of this honourable court to grant the duo instant permit to travel for their treatment.

“As a peaceful movement, we have kept to our clean tradition of keeping faith with due process in seeking redress through peaceful means without any resort to violence, despite deliberate and persistent provocations by the ongoing impunity”.

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“We wish to use this opportunity to also say a big thank you to all people of conscience, particularly some very senior citizens, diplomats, human rights activists and organizations, journalists and the general public who doggedly stood by us in the campaign for justice for the victims of Zaria genocide”, he said.

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