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El-Zakzaky’s daughter talks tough, counters IMN’s spokesman on suspension of protests

Daughter of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Suhaila Zakzaky, has reacted to the group’s suspension of the usual street protests calling for the release of her father.

Suhaila declared that the protest would continue until her father was released.

She said this in response to a directive by IMN’s President of Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, suspending the street protests calling for El-Zakzaky’s release.

In a video she released yesterday, El-Zakzaky’s daughter said Musa cannot speak on behalf of the group, stressing that his comments are not the official view of 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 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.”

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