The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said the court ruling granting its leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah, freedom, was victory over persecution by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and that of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
A Kaduna High Court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada had granted El-Zakzaky and his wife freedom on Wednesday.
Justice Kurada had ruled that the IMN leader and his wife have no case to answer.
However, IMN said the ruling has vindicated its leader and members of the group.
A statement by IMN’s President of Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, reads: “This judgement has not only vindicated them and all members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, but it is certainly a victory for perseverance in the face of extreme persecution by the Nigerian government. It is a victory for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.
“We, therefore, give praises to the Almighty for yet another successful outing, which further proves to the world that the Islamic Movement and its leader, are only victims of impunity and mischievous plots by both the Buhari-led federal government and the El-Rufai-led Kaduna state government.
“Since both governments have again failed in court after a fair trial, we expect them to respect the judgement of this honourable court and the course of justice to release them with immediate effect.
“We wish to use this opportunity to also say a big thank you to all people of conscience, human rights activists and organizations, journalists and all those that joined in our dogged campaign for justice for the victims of Zaria genocide for the past five years. Thank you and God bless.”