EXCLUSIVE : Our Protest Wasn't for Iranian General Says IMN
By Akinbola Abayomi
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has denied protesting the killing of top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike by the United States of America.
The IMN members who had a procession on Monday in parts of the Federal Capital Territory said their procession was not over the killing of the general but demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat who are currently in detention.
A member of the Academic Forum of the IMN, Abdullahi Muhammed speaking in a telephone conversation with our Correspondent, Abayomi Akinbola, maintained that they condemned the killing of the general but that their protest was not tailored towards that.
It’s not the killing of the general, of course we condemn the killing of the general Qasem Soleimani by American Soldiers. We call for justice for killing of an innocent person. A person who fights against terrorism but our protest is purely on the detention of our leader El-Zakzaky
Speaking further, Muhammed confirmed the burning of American flag during the procession but stressed that it was due to the US’ position on the plight of their detained leader.
“America refused to do anything about our leader so we believe America is behind it, if they are not behind it, they should come o0ut and do the right thing. That is why we burnt their flag”