Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shiites came out in hundreds with banners displaying the picture of El Zakzaky as they sing and chant, calling for his release in Lagos.
The protest has been reported to be ongoing in Lagos state and Abujasimultaneously.
The group can be heard singing at the top of their voices;
“We are ready to die for El Zakzaky
Government free Zakzaky”
Watch video below.
Shiites protest in Lagos, asking for the release of El Zakzaky. pic.twitter.com/JqI0KGIMgr
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) July 11, 2019
Ibrahim Yaqoub El Zakzaky is an outspoken and foremost Shi’a Muslim cleric in Nigeria. He is the head of Nigeria’s Islamic Movement, a movement that he founded in the late 1970s.
The IMN leader has been in detention since his arrest in 2015 for allegedly causing breach of peace.
IMN members had clashed with the Nigerian Army when the motor cascade of Tukur Buratai, the Cheif of Army Staff was allegedly blocked by the IMN protesters.
Not less than 347 members of the movement were killed in the clash.
The Federal lawmakers have asked Buhari to release El-Zakzaky as ordered by the court. The lawmakers said the IMN members who have been protesting their leader’s continued detention could wreak more havoc.