GROUPS MOUNT MORE PRESSURE ON MILITARY AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE EL-ZAKZAKY

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria other wise known as Shiites are not relenting in their demand for the immediate release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky who is still in detention. The members of the sect who gathered for a programme in Abuja said El-Zakzaky was dying in the acclaimed safe custody of the Department of State Security Services (DSS).

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, El-Zakzaky was arrested as a result of a clash between the Islamic sect members and men of Nigerian Army that left scores dead in Zaria, Kaduna State in December 2015. The Department of State Security Services had spoken through its lawyers that the detention of El-Zakzaky violated no law and that he is being detained by his consent. But the members of the group here believe that their leader was unjustly detained by the DSS, accusing the agency of rights violation and illegal killing of Shiites followers in Nigeria.

The group said it was deeply concerned about the health of their Leader and believed that it is in the interest of the Nigerian state and those holding him to release him unconditionally to enable him attend to his medical needs.

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