Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, or Shi’ite muslims are currently protesting in Abuja.
The muslims are angry at the continued detention of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
El-Zakzaky and more than 200 IMN members vanished after members of the Nigerian arrested them.
Just yesterday, IMN criticized the Buhari led administration for a continued detention of their leader.
A similar protest is planned by IPOB members tomorrow.
IPOB have asked their members to sit at home tomorrow as a protest for the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu,
Recall that IMN had has criticized a speech credited to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama who claimed the Buhari administration was holding El-Zakzaky because of pending investigations.
“It seems he actually had nothing to say on the crucial reason why the Nigerian government is still holding the Sheikh hostage,” IMN said.
“We believe his illegal detention has nothing to do with the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI).
“He is not being detained by the JCI nor is he detained on its recommendation.
“In fact the JCI had to extend its period of sitting to seek ways for the Sheikh Zakzaky’s legal team to meet with him in detention.
“Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is being detained by the presidency under the Department of State Service (DSS) and not by the JCI.
“The DSS even told the court that the revered Sheikh was under ‘protective custody’.
“This statement is a blatant lie by those holding the Sheikh hostage. Why didn’t the FM echo it to the world’s press?
“Even the way the Minister answered the question was apologetic and defensive,” IMN had said.
See the video of IMN’s peaceful protest today in Abuja below: