The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Wednesday demanded the unconditional release of the Shi’ites leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah.
It said the call is in line with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which is spreading across the country.
The movement described the detention of El-Zakzaky as worrisome, accusing the Kaduna State Government of not taking proper care of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife.
The Shi’ites have been protesting on the streets of Abuja where several lives have been lost since Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in government’s custody.
IMN accused the state government of not releasing the IMN leader despite court order.
The Shi’ites begged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Kaduna State Government to release El-Zakzaky and his wife following the COVID-19 pandemic.
A statement in Abuja by a top member of the Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Abdullahi Muhammad Musa, said: “As you know the health of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah Ibraheem continues to deteriorate.
”As an update to the public, the health of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah Ibraheem, has been ever deteriorating. At the last sitting on February 24, 2020 the Kaduna High Court affirmed that the couple are unfit to stand trial, thus an order was given by the Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, directing officials of the Kaduna Prison to grant Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife access to their doctors.