By Umar Salam.
Suhaila Ibrahim Zakzaky, the 26-year-old daughter of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has debunked reports that the group has suspended its regular street protest demanding the release of its leader.
Suhaila made the disclosure in a video released today, where she dismissed the statement of the group’s president of media forum, Ibrahim Musa, who earlier said the IMN had temporarily suspended its street protests in order to give room for new resolutions to the problem.
She stated that Ibrahim Musa was only the chairman of the media forum and not the spokesman of the group, while emphasizing that the protests will continue until her father is released.
“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 the 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.
“This person (Musa) has nothing to do with the people organising this protest that have been going on in Abuja and will continue to go on till El-Zakzaky is freed”, Suhaila said.