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Protest: We’ll Not Submit Or Surrender, Shiites Vow

File Photo: Shia Muslims march through the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have vowed that they will not be cowed into silence by the law enforcement agencies, over their continued protests that their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife be released from detention.

In a statement reacting to the clash between police and members of the group today, Monday in Abuja, the spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Musa said: “we will continue to employ all lawful, legal and constitutional means to achieve our goals, and would not be blackmailed into submission or surrender.

“To this end, our timely rallies, processions, campaigns and other religious activities will continue as at when due and in our usual peaceful ways, without fear of intimidation or any recourse to illogical violent means.”

He demand that government should release Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife “from illegal detention, likewise the hundreds still in detention with various security agencies.”