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El-Zakzaky daughter calls for continued protests to free her father

El-Zakzaky daughter calls for continued protests to free her father

Suhaila Zakzaky, the daughter of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has gone against the decision of the Leadership of the IMN to suspend public protests to press home the release of their leader.

Suhaila called for continued protests to press for the release of her father and mother, Zeenat, disowning the statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, that they would suspend the protests following the proscription of the sect by the Federal Government through a court order.

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It would be recalled tha Musa had on Wednesday said the group would challenge the court order banning the IMN, adding that the sect would suspend its protests.

Suhaila, however, in videos shared on her Facebook page on Thursday, said the protests would continue until El-Zakzaky was released.

She said: “Earlier today (Thursday), there was a protest in Abuja and there will be tomorrow. And there will be protest every week day.”

While dismissing Musa’s statement, she said: “The Islamic movement has no such thing as a spokesman. And the person who wrote this article is the chairman of the media forum; the media forum, just like the numerous forums we have in the Islamic movement, is just a forum that is there for people within that field to have their own space and activities within the Islamic movement.

“This person (Musa) has nothing to do with the people organising this protests that have been going on in Abuja and are still going on and will continue to go on till El-Zakzaky is freed.”

Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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