El-Zakzaky’s Daughter Disowns IMN, Says Protest Will Continue
Barely twenty hours after suspending its protest, more troubles have hit the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, as Suhaila Zakzaky, daughter of its leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky has disowned the group.
The spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Musa, had announced suspension of street protests overdemand for the release of Elzakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.
“If at all any protests occur anywhere in the country, it might be this notice hasn’t reached those in the field or this message is misunderstood or it is some security agents who are mischievously behind it,” the statement had read.
But Zakzaky, in a video she released insisted the group will continue its protest till her father is released.
She further said Musa cannot speak on behalf of the group, adding that his comments are not the official view of the IMN.
She said, “Even as I speak right now, earlier today, there was a protest in Abuja and there will be tomorrow.
“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.”
El- Zakzaky’s statement is a new twist to the Shiite saga and an indication of a split in the rank of IMN over how to respond to the proscription of the organization.