Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, on Tuesday, February 9, pressed their demands for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife who are being detained by the government.
El-Zakzaky is still being detained by the federal government inspite of a Federal High Court judgement ordering his release.
Musa Abdullahi, the IMN spokesperson, who spoke to Channels Television during a peaceful protest stated that the supporters are ready to lay their lives down to ensure the release of their leader.
He decried the continuous detention of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife since December 2015 over a clash with the convoy of a former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
Earlier in the week, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) refuted reports by the IMN that the wife of Sheikh El-Zakzaky had been infected by the deadly COVID-19 while in detention at its facility in Kaduna.
This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kaduna State Command, Daniel Wadai.
Wadai had insisted that there is no report of any COVID-19 infection in any of their facilities as all inmates are safe and well-protected.
“The attention of the Kaduna State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) has been drawn to a news item being circulated by some mischief makers alleging that an inmate in one of the custodial centres in the state has contracted COVID-19,” the statement said.
It added that all custodial centres in the state had put a hold on new admission of inmates in March until adequate arrangements had been made to secure each facilities.
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