Nigeria Digest # 18

Nigeria Digest # 18

Islamic Human Rights Commission
NIGERIA DIGEST 13th January 2018 (Volume 2 Issue 3)

Action Alert
Articles and Resources Digest


Update on last 3 days situation and recent wave of successive protests in Turkey, India and various cities of Nigeria demanding freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky for immediate medical treatment.

There are reports that Sheikh Zakzaky has been allowed to speak to a selected section of press today, for the first time since his illegal detention in 2015. Campaigners are asked to keep on praying and demand the Nigerian authorities to release Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife for urgent medical treatment abroad.

To find out more about Zaria massacre, read IHRC’s submission to the International Criminal Court HERE

To find out how you can help further please visit the IHRC FreeZakzaky campaign page HERE

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Free Zakzaky!

ACTION ALERT: Demand urgent medical treatment for Sheikh Zakzaky

Campaigners are asked to demand the Nigerian authorities release Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife for urgent medical treatment abroad.

Campaigners are asked to write to or email the Nigeria President and the Nigerian Ambassador or High Commissioner in your country, using the model letter below.

Model letter

Please adapt the model below depending on who you are sending it to. The addresses and salutations you need are presented below the model. Please forward any response you receive to IHRC on

If you are emailing, please use the following in the subject line:


[Your name]

[Your address]


[Insert name / address of

Person you are sending this to]

Dear [insert name],

I write to demand that Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Mallima Zeenah are allowed to leave the country for urgent medical treatment.

The continued detention of both of these figures as well as hundreds of others has been a huge stain on the reputation of your government and Nigeria. By not allowing Sheikh Zakzaky and Mallima Zeenah, whose health continues to severely deteriorate as a result of injuries inflicted by your authorities, the medical treatment he needs, you are adding further evidence of your government’s inhumanity and cruelty.

I look forward to your confirmation of their release for treatment by return.

Your sincerely,

[Your signature if posting]

[Your name]

Addresses and salutations

(i) President Muhammadu Buhari

H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Office of the President

Aso Rock, Abuja


You can submit an email by this form but this page often does not work:

(ii) Nigerian Ambassador / High Commissioner in your country

Please find the name, address and contact details of the relevant diplomat in your country here:


Unconfirmed Reports of Sheikh Zakzaky Allowed To Talk To Press For The First Time
13 January 2018

There are reports of Sheikh El-Zakzaky allowed to speak to a select section of the Press today for the first time since his illegal detention. This followed recent wave of massive incessant street action and Global Protests calling for his release, after reports of his deteriorating health condition.

Please keep on praying for Sheikh Zakzaky, we are waiting for further confirmation and will update about the details.

2nd Day of successive Free Zakzaky Protests in Turkey
13 January 2018
Demonstrators came out in big numbers to demand freedom for Sheikh Zakzaky on 2nd successive day in Istanbul, Turkey.
Demonstrations have been called to demand the urgent release of Sheikh after he suffered a stroke at the weekend. The sheikh’s supporters are demanding he be freed and allowed to fly abroad to receive medical treatment.



Mass Free Zakzaky Protest in Istanbul, Turkey
12 January 2018
In solidarity with Global Free Zakzaky campaign a mass protest was organised in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish brothers and sisters showed love and solidarity for Sheikh Zakzaky. Protesters demanded Buhari regime to immediately release Sheikh Zakzaky due to his ailing health condition. A series of protests and activities are planned in different Turkish cities including Istanbul and capital Ankara.



Click on following link to watch special interview of Massoud Shadjareh, Chair of IHRC about Sheikh Zakzaky campaign on Turkish channel KUDUS TV.

Indians Join The Free Zakzaky Protest
12 January 2018


Thousands of Indians were among those who globally took part in the series of Free Zakzaky protests activities worldwide in the renewed global effort to secure freedom for Sheikh Zakzaky to enable him attend to his ailing health situation while in the illegal detention of President Buhari of Nigeria. Thousands came out on foot, bikes and vehicles with banners and posters in solidarity with Free Zakzaky Movement worldwide.

Day 5 of Free Zakzaky Protest in Capital Abuja
12 January 2018
The fifth day of the protest for demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky to attend medical attention, the arrogant police of Nigeria who are entitled as peace keeper of the country, have shamefully attacked the peaceful protesters for no reason.


Thousands Attend Funeral of 10th Jan Abuja Protest Shaheed
12 January 2018
Thousands of brothers and sisters attended funeral of Shahid Aminu Ibrahim Gashua killed by Nigerian Police in peaceful Abuja protest on 10th January 2018. The funeral took place in his hometown Gashua Yobe state on Friday the 12th of jan 2018.


Nigerians Demand Immediate Release of Sheikh Zakzaky For Medical Treatment
11 January 2018
On 11th January 2018 protesters came out in various cities of Nigeria to demand release of Sheikh Zakzaky for immediate medical treatment. Protests were organised in different cities including Talatan Mafara, Suleja, Yola, Bauchi, kano etcon and massive rallies on 4th successive day in capital Abuja.

Pictures of 4th successive day of protest in capital Abuja;


Pictures of Protest in Kano Nigeria


Pictures of Protest in Bauchi, Nigeria;


Pictures of Protest in Suleja and Yola Nigeria


Pictures of Protest in Talata Mafara, Nigeria


Buhari Regime Fired Bullets On Peaceful Protesters in Abuja
10 January 2018
A memebre of Islamic Movement of Nigeria Shahid Aminu Ibrahim Gashua was killed and many injuried at a demonstration in Abuja when police opened fire for the second day in succession at protesters marching to demand the release of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.


TVC Nigeria Air Special Programme on Sheikh Zakzaky
11 January 2018
A TVC breakfast live program with Prof Abdullahi Danladi and a Lecturer of University of Lagos today Thursday 11th January, 2018.
Click on following link to watch the programme;


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