As part of activities to mark the Eid celebrations,detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has donated food items to the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of journalists, NUJ, Kadungesturecording to him, the food items were given to members of the correspondent’s chapel so as to enjoy the Sallah festivities and cushion the effect of the lockdown.
While presenting the items to the chapel”s secretary, Idibia Gabriel, Muktar Abdullahi who represented Zakzaky, said the gesture was an annual ritual of the IMN.
“we do donate not only to Muslim but Christians alike. We took this as a duty.It is imperative to give out food items to people during Sallah and fasting period.”
“This is what Sheikh Zakzaky has been doing before his arrest some years back. Despite being in detention, he asked us to continue to do this”, he said.
IMN, seized the opportunity to appeal to government and the authorities concerned to fast track the case of El- Zakzaky, adding that he’s seriously sick and needs medical attention.
Receiving the food items, the chapel’s secretary thanked El- Zakzaky for the kind gesture and wished him speedy recovery.