Today Wednesday 4th of April, 2018 being the 78th day since the daily sit-out calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, security operatives took over the Unity Fountain at the early hours of the day.
Insisting that they were acting on the orders of the police commissioner, the police stopped members of the movement from entering the the Fountain where the daily events take place.
They were challenged by the organizer of the sit-out who is also the convener of the Concerned Nigerians Mr. Deji Adeyanju who said “the commissioner of police is not the owner of the Unity Fountain, the Nigerian people are the owners of the Unity Fountain”.
He stated that Nigerians cannot be cowed or intimidated with impunity and misuse of power.
He added that the sit-out will continue as usual until the Nigerian government releases the leader of the Islamic Movement.
The sit-out has become a place of reaching out to the Movement and expressing support by a lot of people that are not pleased with the mistreatment meted on the Movement’s leader and his followers.
The activities at the Unity Fountain have been exposing the acts of crimes against humanity committed by the regime which launched genocide against the Movement.
This persistent activities displease the Nigerian government which is seeking ways to blackmail the Movement and alienate it in the country.
More so, the sit-out has encouraged massive protests and rallies especially the national protest that takes place every Wednesday where tens of thousands of members of the Movement participate.
Tens of thousands of protesters staged a massive rally today at the Federal Secretariat calling for immediate release of movement’s leader.