The Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, a group under the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has written the Nigeria Senate, demanding the release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and signed by Sheikh Abdulhameed Bello, the group also called on the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives to release their committees’ reports in the last year’s December killings in Zaria.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria said contrary to the ‘blackmail’ by some people that it did not recognise the Nigerian government, said it has attended several meetings convened by the National Assembly which is the one of the arms of government.
“We believe that if distinguished senators and honourable members of the National Assembly don’t come out openly to demand for the release of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has been in illegal detention for almost a year now, it will amount to tacit complicity.”
“The Senate must raise its voice to also demand that the perpetrators of Zaria massacre be brought to justice, irrespective of their status or rank,” the letter stated.