By Temitope Owotoki
Suhaila Ibraheem Zakzaky, the daughter of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has disowned the statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, that the group is suspending its street protests.
In videos shared on her Facebook page, Suhaila said that protests would continue until her father is released.
She said Musa could not speak on behalf of the group, which is also known as Shi’ites.
“Even as I speak right now, earlier today, there was a protest in Abuja and there will be tomorrow,” she said.
“And there will continue to be on every weekday. I just wanted to clarify because I saw news agencies stating that spokesperson of this movement released the statement.
“First of all, the Islamic movement has no such thing as a spokesman. And the person who wrote this article (is) the chairman of the media forum; the media forum, just like the numerous forums we have in the Islamic movement, is just a forum that is there for people within that field to have their own space and activities within the Islamic movement.”
She cautioned against “frustrating” the efforts of the protests.
“This person (Musa) has nothing to do with the people organising this protest that have been going on in Abuja and are still going on and will continue to go on till El-Zakzaky is freed,” she said.
Musa had, on Wednesday, said that the group would be suspending protests and take the Federal Government to court over its (Shi’ites’) proscription.