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Hundreds Of Shiites In Public Protest In Kano, Want El-Zakzaky And Others Released

December 21, 2015

Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites, on Monday protested against the arrest of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, on Monday, protested against the arrest of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.


The protesters trooped out to the streets of the ancient city after converging at Fagge mosque and marched through Ibrahim Taiyo Road, Radio Kano, and IBB way. 

The marchers comprised men, young children, and women holding different placards with various inscriptions calling for the immediate release of Shiekh Zakzaky. 

The leader of the protesters,  Mallam Sani Malfa addressed the crowds at Kofar Mata after three hours of protesting. 

"We demand the immediate release of Shiekh Zakzaky,” he said. “And we want him to be released for him to be treated by doctors of his choice over the injuries he sustained," Mallam Malfa stated.

He said the IMN also wanted the immediate and unconditional release of the bodies of those that were killed, as well as those who are in detention. 

“Members of the Shiites are also calling the authority to allow us to see Shiekj Zakzaky for us to know his condition eye to eye," he declared. 

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