Members of the public as well as members of the press are invited to a daily sit-out demanding an end to the killing of Shiites in Nigeria and the unconditional release of Zakzaky that commences in Abuja on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at 9-11am daily at Unity Fountain, Abuja.
The purpose of the daily sit out is to demand for the release of Sheik Ibrahim Elzakzaky, his wife, Hajia Zeena Elzakzaky and other members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who have been held in custody since December 2015 in spite the order of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja that ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to release him since December 2, 2016.
Three members of the IMN were killed in Abuja by the police just last week for carrying out their fundamental right of peaceful protest.
Attacks on peaceful Shiites’ processions and protests have continued unabated. As concerned Nigerians, we can longer remain silent in the face of these dastard acts of impunity especially the recent attacks on Shiites in Abuja last week.
The following organizations/persons or their representatives have also been invited to act as observers for the duration of the sit-out:
Femi Falana, SAN
Festus Keyamo, SAN
Rep of Justice Awa Nana Daboya of the ECOWAS COURT OF JUSTICE
Country Director, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Mr. Stephen M. Haykin, USAID
Mr. Auwal Ibrahim MUSA, AG. West Africa Civil Society Organization Forum
Dr. Nelson Magbagbeola, ECOWAS Parliament
Head, Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross
Dr. Samuel Bwalya, Country Director UNDP
Rep – President ECOWAS Commission
Head, ActionAID Nigeria
Human Rights Officer US Embassy
Human Rights Officer Canadian Embassy
Head of Mission European Union
Ben Mellor, DFID
Human Rights Officer British High Commission
Head, Amnesty Internation Nigeria
Country Director, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD)
Country Director and Coordinating Director for west Africa Integration Program, WorldBank
Head, Canadian International Development Agency
Head, Clinton Foundation
Charles Oputa, OurMumuDonDo
Country Director, British Council Nigeria
Head, International Republican Institute (IRI)
Head, Macarthur Foundation
Head, Peace and Justice Committee
Head, Civil Liberty Organization
Head, Centre for the Development of Civil Society
Head, Pathfinder International
God bless Nigeria.
Theophilus Abu Agada
Publicity Secretary, Concerned Nigerians