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Shiites trace Buhari to National Mosque, demand release of El-Zakzaky

A member of the movement said the youths would continue to protest until El-Zakzaky is released.

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and some youth from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, stormed the National Mosque, Abuja, to demand the release of Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenah El-Zakzaky.

President Buhari, it was learnt, came to the mosque to observe his Jumat prayer when the protesters stormed in.

Within Nigeria understands that Police and Soldiers protecting Buhari prevented the protesters from entering the mosque.

Buhari was, however, smuggled out from the mosque by heavily armed military men

Speaking at the front of the National Mosque, Engineer Abdullahi Muhammad Musa of the Academic Forum of Islamic Movement said the youths would continue to protest until El-Zakzaky is released.

“We are still here and if you like, you can come and kill us, we are ready to die. We have been killed, we have been oppressed and we have every right to challenge the oppressors.

“We know every one of the Army that came to kill our people. There must be a day that you will face the consequences of innocent people in Nigeria,” he said.

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