Mohammed Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, son of the revered leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, otherwise known as Shiites, has claimed that his father was going blind and dying slowly in the custody of State Security Service, SSS.
Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s son subsequently threatened to trek from Zaria to Abuja, starve himself until his father is released. He stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna.
It would be recalled that El-Zakzaky was arrested and kept in the custody of the SSS after the 12th of December, 2015 clash that ensued between members of the Shiites and the Nigerian Army following the alleged attacked of the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna State.
“My father needs access to doctors now! God is my witness, he needs it right now. I swear that having survived the unthinkable, my father is currently being weighed down and he is going blind.
“Also, he is slowly going cripple, and mentally destroyed by men of the DSS. I will post pictures of the Sheikh in his present state to expose all the lies being padded by the DSS. All we want is for them to let us send doctors to save my father’s eye.
“I have come to the conclusion that the evil that has taken my brothers, my family, and has kidnapped my mother and my father, and placed them in a hostage situation, and is killing them slowly, seems to understand no language, that I know or understand. As my father is systematically and slowly being reduced to total blindness, I am becoming desperate.
“I, for one, will walk on foot from my father’s house in Zaria to Abuja if I have to, I will sit in front of any office for as long as it takes, I will stop eating and drinking for as long as it takes.
“It is true that I am weak and powerless in the face of such unfathomable levels of evil madness, reckless hatred, extreme prejudice and limitless inhumanity. The only thing I can do now is to complain, to protest, and protest by any means available. As I gradually lose all my senses due to worry, I find myself increasingly losing all hope of recourse to reason and feel ever increasingly compelled towards necessity.
“I want to call all those who believe in the inalienable right of all human, fairness, justice and dignity, to help rescue my father. We must protest this seemingly unending outrage, we must make our voices heard. We must act before it is too late, we must demonstrate wherever we are able,” the statement pleaded.

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