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CHICAGO, IL Chicago Muslim Community will hold a  protest in Chicago to demand the immediate release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in Nigeria.

“We strongly condemn the brutal massacre of thousands of innocent civilians by the Nigerian army,” organizers of the protest stated.

On Saturday, December 12th 2015, Nigerian forces invaded Sheikh Zakzaky’s house; after having attacked an IMN (Islamic Movement of Nigeria) ritual gathering that was going to see a public lecture by Zakzaky, leading to death of hundreds of IMN members. The peaceful Nigerian citizens in Zaria had gathered in this religious ceremony that was open to all. The army alleged that the violence was in response to an alleged attempt by the IMN members to assassinate the army chief. But the IMN and human rights organizations have strongly denied the army’s claim arguing that the attack was pre-planned. Sheikh al-Zakzaky along with his wife were injured and arrested. Three sons of the Sheikh were also killed in this attack.

Protesters will gather at the Wrigley Building, 400-410 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. on January 2, 2016 at 1 p.m.


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