Popular Islamic Scholar Ahmad Gumi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release former Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Colonel Sambo Dasuki and Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
There have been several protests for the release of El-Zakzaky over the time which has led to deaths, arrests and various injuries in clashes with the security operatives.
Shaikh Gumi who made the plea during this year’s Tafsir lecture at Sultan Bello Mosque on Sunday said the federal government need to obey court orders to release the duo from detention, saying there is no basis for their continued detention since courts orders have granted their prayers.
He also called on the Federal government to dialogue with Shakih Zakzaky instead of keeping him in detention.
“Here in Nigeria, I will like the government to look into the case of Colonel Sambo Dasuki and release him with immediate effect. They should also release the leader of Shiites, Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
”They are not holding him ( Zakzaky) because he is Shiites or anything. They should release and negotiate with him. The government should understand that it’s not right to disobey court orders.
“The government must lead by example by releasing them especially Colonel Sambo Dasuki,” he said.