Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), on Tuesday said they will continue to protest until their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is released from the custody of the Federal Government.
They made this known during a peaceful protest in Abuja to mark the 68th birthday of Sheik El-Zakzaky. They also called for the release of him and his wife.
Abdullahi Musa, spokesman of the movement, urged the Federal Government to immediately release El-Zakzaky who has been in detention for about three years.
The IMN leader is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among other charges in a Kaduna State High Court.
He and his wife were first arraigned on May 15, 2018, two years after their arrest in December 2015 in Zaria.
The court had on several sitting, denied the IMN leader bail, ordering that they remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) throughout the period of their trial.