The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Visits Buhari, Demands El-Zakzaky’s Release:
The umbrella body of Nigerian Christians, CAN, visited President Buhari and asked for the release of the illegally detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, made the request among others on Friday when he led a delegation of the Christian body to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure, “Total adherence to the rule of law as it’s required by our Constitution and full-blown democracy by making sure that those whose bails have been granted by competent courts like Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and Leader of the Shiites, Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, are released from detention to enjoy the bail granted them by the courts of law.” “This would ease tension in the land and give credit to your administration together with respect from the international community,” Reverend Ayokunle added.
In December 2015 a competent court freed Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his injured wife from the illegal detention but President Buhari, Elrufai and gang contemptuously refused to obey the judgement of the court.
Recently the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman boasted in an interview with the American Time magazine that they are behind the brutal and inhuman #ZariaGenocide and the illegal detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
This call by Nigerian Christian leaders is part of the recent impetus of calls and campaigns for the release of the illegally detained leader of the Islamic Movement. Daily #FreeZakzaky protest continue in the Nigerian capital city, Abuja.