Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has staged a calm peaceful march in commemoration of the 40 days since a leader of the sect in Sokoto State, Shaikh Qasim Umar was killed in a protest.
Qasim Umar died from gunshot wounds from the police suffered in January while leading a protest for the release of their leader, Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky who has been held by the Department of State Services (DSS) since December, 2015.
The protesters, who marched from the Unity Fountain to the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, said the Killing of Shaikh Qasim Umar, a follower of Shaikh Zakzaky “has further exposed the agenda of the devilish politicians ruling in Nigeria.”
S.I. Ahmed, who spoke on behalf of the movement, expressed concerns over the deteriorating health conditions of their leader and his wife, adding that the Nigerian government will be held accountable if anything happens to them.
“The Nigerian people and the international community should know that Shaikh Zakzaky has not been accused of committing any crime, detaining him illegally for a very long time now is a clear violation of his Fundamental Human Rights,” he said