Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, have lamented over the continuous detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Shiites in a statement through its spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, attacked the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai over his recent comment on the detention of El-Zakzaky.
The Kaduna State governor recently justified that the detention of the Shiites leader is due to the crimes he committed in Zaria for over 30 years and vowed never to release him.
The members of the Islamic group noted that no amount of misuse of state power would stop justice from catching up with him, the group further stated that justice will be served in El-Zakzaky’s case.
Musa noted that the group would continue to protest until justice is done to its leader and other victims of Zaria genocide of December 2015.
The statement reads, “With increasing pressure on the Buhari regime from home and abroad occasioned by the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to investigate the crimes against humanity committed by this regime during the Zaria Massacre of 2015, there have been increased efforts at belittling the matter and trivializing the issues.”
“This reached a peak in the last hours when the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai was rattling half-truths and pathological lies, for which he has come to be known.”
“On the contrary, after the criminal invasion of the Sheikh’s residence in December of 2015 and the subsequent killing of hundreds of his supporters including his sons and relatives by Officers and men of the Nigerian Army, the Sheikh and his wife were shot at and arrested. The Sheikh and his supporters were the victims of state terror and crimes and not the perpetrators.”
“They also declared that the wife was not in detention but “merely keeping her husband company” and that she was free to walk out anytime she so wishes. So, what crimes is Elrufai referring to?”
“The government has remained in contempt of that order. Clearly, Elrufai, like the master he is working for, General Buhari, has no respect for the rule of law”.