Mass ‘Free Zakzaky’ Rallies Held in Northwest Nigeria (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Thousands of protesters took to streets in Northwestern Nigerian town of Kano as well as Suleja and Abuja in a peaceful weekly protest call for the release of Islamic Movement in Nigeria’s (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
A video uploaded on YouTube by activists shows a large group of people staging massive rallies in Kano major streets to express their anger over long-time detention of the Islamic leader by the Nigerian government and asking for his release after years of detention.
Zakzaky has been imprisoned at an unknown location without charge since he was detained by security forces in 2015 after the Nigerian army carried out a raid on his residence in the northern town of Zaria during which he lost his left eyesight.
Back in 2016, Nigeria’s federal high court ordered his unconditional release from jail following a trial but the government has so far refused to set him free.