We have no plan for seven-day protest - IMN

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IMN members during a protest

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Tuesday said it has no plan to embark on seven days protest in the country contrary to report.

President Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Ibrahim Musa, in a statement on Tuesday, also cautioned the United Nations Department of Safety and Security office in Abuja over a malicious statement it issued on October 5 to its workers in particular and the public in general over a purported seven-day planned mass protest which never occurred.

The statement said, “We would like to categorically declare that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has no plans for any 7-day protest that was supposed to have started a week ago! The fact that it hasn’t taken place is a clear indication that it only existed in the imagination of those who concocted the false report.”

It then called on the UN body to contact it next time it received any security report that concerned the Islamic Movement.

“It is disheartening to see such a hate speech and phobia being peddled by the UN’s department of safety and security. Had it been the report was like many before it, we wouldn’t have reacted to it, because we know such reports emanate from security agencies bent on defrauding the nation of its scarce resources in the name of containing an imminent danger. We hope next time when such a blatant lie reaches the UN office, it will contact the Islamic Movement for clarification,” it said.

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The Movement reminded the United Nations that the federal government had denied its leader, Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife their right to seek medical attention abroad and demanded that it took action.

“We will like to use this opportunity to call on the international community to put pressure on the Buhari regime that perpetrated genocide in Zaria to release the passports of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, so that they can travel abroad for proper medical treatment which they have held even as they have been declared not guilty by both the Federal and the State High Courts in Nigeria.

It said: “No Nigerian leader patronizes medical tourism like Buhari, then why is he denying other citizens proper medical treatment abroad?

“We will like to use this opportunity to call on the international community to put pressure on the Buhari regime that perpetrated genocide in Zaria to release the passports of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, so that they can travel abroad for proper medical treatment which they have held even as they have been declared not guilty by both the Federal and the State High Courts in Nigeria. No Nigerian leader patronizes medical tourism like Buhari, then why is he denying other citizens proper medical treatment abroad?”