Nigerians have challenged the current Acting President Yemi Osinbajo as peaceful protesters demanding freedom for illegally detained Islamic movement leader Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat on Monday were harassed by police and dispersed with water guns and tear gas.
The protesters were chanting “right to protest” as they came upon the police who had set u road blocks. The police attacked right in front of the Nigerian Human Right Commission, Abuja.
Aisha Yesufu tweeted at the the Acting President the message below, pointing him to video and links of the assault on the peaceful protesters:
“Dear Acting President
@ProfOsinbajo This happened under your watch. I have repeatedly posted video to you of…”
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) May 22, 2017
— Black Batool (@BlackBatool) May 22, 2017
— Islamic Movt Nig ✌️ (@zakzakysupport) May 22, 2017
The Islamic movement demanded that the government should simply obey the court and free Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat if they wanted to stop the protests. Online and street protests have been held every day.
@BlackBatool @PoliceNG @YarKafanchan @Tutsy22 @mefonna @zinadabo @akaebube @NGRWailers @Bahaushee @cliffiroanya @EmekaGift @TeamConfronters Odd! If a building is on fire, you will hear “we don’t have water” from Fire Service but it is available against peaceful protesters???
— Gladiator (@Dzschesh) May 23, 2017