Reactions have continued to trail the face-off between the Police and members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, with prominent Muslim leaders urging the the Federal Government not to allow the festering crisis degerate into another boko haram.
Imam Nojeem Jimoh, former Amir, The Companion, Lagos Chapter said:
This situation is gradually getting out of hands and the government needs to demonstrate sensitivity to same. What is becoming clear to us is that members of the IMN are not going to be kept mute or quiet. As such, something has to give. And lives are being given. The perception out there is that the government is acting ultra-vires. Members of the IMN are aware of this and are not likely to keep calm while their leader remains in what they regard as illegal detention. Aside, the words out there is that his health and that of his wife has deteriorated and they may be in need of medical intervention. While we are not in a position to confirm any of these, I call on the government to review the situation of his and wife’s detention and make a decision in the overall interest of peace in the country. We do not want another Boko Haram coming out of this.