- Members of the National Assembly have reacted to the protest staged by Shi'ite group over the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky
- The house leader, Alhassan Doguwa, promised to wade into the detention of El-Zakzaky
- The leader of the protesting group alleged that the health of their leader has deteriorated and requires urgent medical attention
The National Assembly has vowed to intervene in the continued detention of the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
El-Zakzaky has been in detention for many months after a clash between his loyalists and the Nigerian Army.
According to the report by TVC, the house leader, Alhassan Doguwa, made the pledge while addressing members of the movement who staged a protest to the National Assembly.
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The leader of the protesting group, alleged that the health of their leader has deteriorated and requires urgent medical attention. Abdullahi Musa and other protesters are calling for his release.
Legit.ng previously reported that human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, urged the IMN, also known as Shi’ites, to continue protesting for the release of El-Zakzaky.
Falana said: “I am impressed with your courageous and peaceful protest. Your action is justified under the constitution, which guaranteed the fundamental rights of every citizen to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
“Your action is legitimate because it is a protest against impunity arising from the executive lawlessness of the federal government. Your demand is in order because it is in line with the tenets of the rule of law. Please keep it up.
“When we were fighting for the restoration of democratic rule under brutal military dictators, I never thought that court orders were going to be treated with disdain by elected governments.
“It is particularly painful for me that court orders are disobeyed under the current political dispensation, whereas under the Buhari/Idiagbon military junta, court orders for the release of victims of the obnoxious decree No 2 of 1984 were complied with."
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