Nigeria: Shi'ites women protest against continue detention of their leader Shaikh Zakzaky
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Kaduna, Feb 16: Over three-thousand Sisters of Islamic Movement of Nigeria known as shi'ites protested in Kaduna north West part of the country to demand for the unconditional release of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife and dozen of his loyalists has been in detention since December 12 after a deadly clashed between his followers and the country military in the ancient city of Zaria.
The women in their numbers matched through the busy Ibrahim Taiwo Road risen plycards that reads" free Zazzaky".
Chairperson of the Forum, Lubabatu Alhassan said the call became necessary because of what they termed illegal detention of their leader as well as other members of the group.
Lubabatu Alhassan also pleaded with the State Government to hand over corpses of their slained members for befitting buried.
in a statement distributed during their protests they also condemned the brutalitymeted on them by the Government and the Nigerian Army.
The Chairperson who also reminded the world that truth can never be hidined with the nuzzled of the gun called on the well- meaning Nigerians alike to stand against the act of misuse of power and authority against unarmed citizens.
She lamented that the indiscrimination and extra-judicial killing of shiites called for condemnation from within and outside Nigeria.
The protesting women also called for an in-depth investigation into what they described as worse crime against shiites in Nigeria.
Lubabatu Alhassan described Kaduna State Government judicial commission of inquiry a commission of indictment which were carefully selected as arch- enemies of the shi'ites movement.The protest ended peacefully without any clashed with security agents as they vowed to continue protesting until their leader is release.
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