Following the recent protest by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, the group has promised to sacrifice 21 million of its members if the Federal Government failed to release its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The Movement issued the warning during its protest in Ikeja, Lagos State on Thursday.
The members of the group during their protest demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should respect the rule of law and release El-Zakzaky.
The South-West Coordinator of IMN, Mr Muftau Zakariya, while speaking with newsmen, called on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to prevail on Buhari to release its leader.
Zakariya in his statement said the group would not desist from protest until Buhari released El-Zakzaky.
“We are ready to die if our leader is not released. If they are ready to kill us, we have 21 million lives to offer. I know that Nigerian soldiers do not have 21 million bullets to shoot at us.”
“It’s true that there are 21 million Shi’ites in Nigeria, and if they kill our leader, which country will they have to rule by 2023.”
“Buhari got to the office because the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, assisted him. It was Tinubu that started the movement and spent his money to ensure that the party assumes power. We’re calling on Tinubu, to talk to the President, who is a member of his party to free our leader. If he allows the President to continue to kill our members, there will not be Nigeria in 2023. We’re not happy over the continued detention of our leader.”
Recall that the group had invaded the National Assembly to demand the release of their leader.