Release El-Zakzaky now, followers demand

Onyedi Ojiabor and Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja

Followers of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Wednesday demanded the immediate release of their leader without further delay.

The followers insisted that there was no doubt that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeinat, were more qualified for immediate release from detention than Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and Omoyele Sowore, who were freed on Tuesday.

The Federal Government on Tuesday ordered the release of Col. Dasuki and convener of Revolution Now, Sowore.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Dasuki and Sowore explained that the order was in compliance to court ruling which granted the duo bail.

The Public Relations Office of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, who spoke on behalf of the sect members noted that although they were happy for the release of Dasuki and Sowore, their expectation was…

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