– The IMN says unlike Governor Nasir El-Rufai, its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, can never escape from Nigeria for any reason
– The movement said this in reaction to the new conditions set by the Kaduna government for El-Zakzaky to be released from detention
– The IMN insisted that its leader is a bonafide Nigerian citizen who lives here in Nigeria, and will never go to any country to look for asylum
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has told the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, that unlike him, its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, can never escape from Nigeria for any reason.
In an interview in Kaduna, the chairman of the Free El-Zakzaky Campaign Organisation of IMN, Sheikh Abubakar, said the detained cleric won’t flee the country for whatever reason like the Kaduna governor did during the administration of late president Umaru Yar’Adua, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Abubakar made the comment in reaction to the new conditions set by the Kaduna government for El-Zakzaky to be released from detention, following the judgment of the high court granting the latter bail to proceed for medical treatment in India.
Abubakar said the new conditions being created by the state government were afterthoughts that would not stand the test of time, and told the state governor not to use his standard to judge other people.
He said: “The issue is that the judge (Justice Darius Khobo) has already given an order and the Department of State Services has already received the order and they will comply with the court order.
“We see no reason Kaduna state government will now come up with other conditions. You can see that the state government wants to create confusion in the state and raise unnecessary tension.
“Their action is an afterthought. Nothing more, nothing less.
“If El-Rufai ran away from this country during Yar’Adua’s administration, nobody would say that El-Zakzaky will run away from this country.
“He is a bonafide Nigerian citizen. He lives here in Nigeria. He will never go to any country to look for asylum. Why should he look for asylum?
“All arrangements are on ground to ensure that he is flown to India where he will be going on medical vacation.”