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Release El-Zakzaky’s Travel Passport Now, Concerned Residents Urged FG

Concerned residents of Abuja, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to facilitate the release of the international passports of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, to enable them to travel abroad for medical treatment.

The group’s Chairman, Mr. Danjuma Abdul, at a press briefing in Abuja, also urged the government to do whatever it would take to prevent the return of street protests in the nation’s capital by El-Zakzaky’s followers over the continued seizure of his travel documents.

While noting that protesting is a constitutional right, he said that past protests by the sect had been mismanaged, resulting in the loss of lives and disruption of many businesses.

Abdul said, “We are privy that Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife were flown to Abuja after their release in the hope of jetting off for the treatment, which their deteriorating health condition requires, and that the only obstacle to their wish of travelling overseas for medication is the inability to receive their international passports and other necessary documents.

“We call on the Federal Government to help facilitate this, as we seriously fear the return of protests in Abuja. Protesting is a constitutional right, and we don’t blame the protestors for discharging one of their constitutional rights. But the protests by the IMN in the past had changed Abuja from the tranquil city it used to be to seemingly a battle ground.

“As a result, many businesses have been disrupted, and lives have been lost on numerous occasions, including two journalists and a police officer.

“We, therefore, urge the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to release the passports of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife to enable them to travel to the hospital of their choice. This will sustain the calm and peace which have since their release returned to Abuja.”

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