Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria across several cities on Saturday staged a coordinated and massive protest demanding for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, from detention.
Protests were held in Kano, where thousands of men and women, young and old marched through the major streets of the city calling on the Federal Government to release Zakzaky, who has been in detention since December.
It was the same story in Azare, Bauchi State, where early in the morning members of the IMN marched through the town carrying placards mostly emboldened with: “FREE ZAKZAKY.”
In Jos, Plateau State, the protest ended peacefully as youths marched through the streets, reminding the public how brutal the massacre was carried out by the military in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Reports from Bauchi also said there was a large turnout of people demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky from incarceration since no charge has been brought against him.
Gombe town was not left out in the protest.
Men, women and children staged a peaceful protest also calling on the government to release Sheikh Zakzaky.
Similar protest were held in Kaduna, Sokoto, Gusau and Birnin Kebbi.
The protests are coming on the heels of the recent disclosure by lawyers of the IMN that Sheikh Zakzaky had lost an eye and he is in need of medical attention alongside his wife, Sister Zeenat Ibrahim, who is with him in detention.