By Luminous Jannamike
ABUJA – Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Monday, restated its resolve to secure the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the sect’s leader who has been under detention since 2015; saying blood will triumph over bullets.
Members of IMN, also known as Shi’ites, reiterated this during the 2019 matyrs’ day celebration by the group in Abuja.
Speaking at the ceremony, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, the Head of IMN’s Shuhada (Martyrs) Foundation, said, “We are here to peacefully honour our brethren who have been killed over the years because of their spiritual inclinations as we have consistently done.
“However, this year’s event, which in the 28th in the series, is coming against a backdrop of an astronomical increase in the number of our departed heroes, especially with an increase of over 50 members (allegedly) killed by the elite Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army during the 2018 Arbaeen Trek in Zuba. We strongly believe that blood will inevitably triumph over bullets at the end.”
Other prominent Islamic scholars at present include: Sheikh Yakubu Yahaya Katsina, Sheikh Abdullahi Zango and Professor Abdullahi Danladi among others.
The occasion was followed by a massive free El-Zakzaky protest which shut down parts of the Federal Capital Territory for several hours on Monday