Following the continued detention of Shi’ites leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN has said 21 million members of the group are ready to sacrifice their lives if the federal government refuse to release their leader.
The South-West Coordinator of IMN, Mr. Muftau Zakariya made this known while addressing the newsmen during a protest staged on Thursday in Ikeja, Lagos State.
He further called on the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu to talk to President Muhammadu Buhari to release El-Zakzaky.
He said: “We are ready to die if our leader is not released. If they are ready to kill us, we have 21 million lives to offer. I know that Nigerian soldiers do not have 21 million bullets to shoot at us.
“It’s true that there are 21 million Shi’ites in Nigeria, and if they kill our leader, which country will they have to rule by 2023.
“Buhari got to the office because the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, assisted him. It was Tinubu that started the movement and spent his money to ensure that the party assumes power. We’re calling on Tinubu, to talk to the President, who is a member of his party to free our leader. If he allows the President to continue to kill our members, there will not be Nigeria in 2023. We’re not happy over the continued detention of our leader.”