June 18, 2016

Shiite Muslims blast DSS for saying it’s holding El-Zakzaky for his own good

Shiite Muslims blast DSS for saying it's holding El-Zakzaky for his own good

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (ISM) has blasted the Department Of State Security (DSS) for telling a court that the latter is holding their leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in protecting custody in a statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the group’s media person.

The statement read:

“People with conscience all over the world were baffled, when on Tuesday 14th June, 2016 the Directorate of State Services, DSS mentioned before a Federal High Court in Abuja that it is holding the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky “in protective custody” in order to fend him off from those who are hell bent on murdering him.

“But isn’t it ridiculous to detain an innocent Sheikh? Where in our statues books and the laws setting up that Directorate of State Services is it mentioned that a person who has not committed any offence and who no prima facie evidence links to the commission of an offence should be detained indefinitely? Indefinite detention and detention without trial are only associated with military regimes and not democratic regimes.”

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