Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, on Sunday said the purported media interview arranged by the SSS fails to answer most of the critical questions bordering on their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s ordeal.
In a statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the president, Media Forum of the movement, said “credible and dependable sources have it that the arranged interview by the security men was made to appear as impromptu.
“But our Leader, Sheikh Zakzaky granted a much longer interview and addressed far more issues than was released,” he said.
The group therefore challenged the security forces to either release to the public the full unedited interview, or allow an open live free interview with no restrictions.
Mr Musa queried further: “What did he say about his continuing detention? What did he say about his similarly incarcerated wife and her own ill health?
“What did he say about the legal tussle or even how the whole saga began in the first place? What did he say about the destruction of his properties, the desecration of his mother’s and children’s graves?
“What did he have to say about the killing of his elder sister, a nephew, three sons and over a thousand of his disciples?
“What was his reaction to the mass grave at Mando, which the security did their utmost best to conceal?
“Why did he opt to challenge his supposed “protective custody” in court when the authorities are telling the world that it was of his own volition?
“Why did he reject going to Kaduna State constituted Judicial Commission of Inquiry but submitted a memo to Osinbajo Panel of Investigation, only to refuse giving testimony in secret?
“The questions are nearly endless. We challenge the security forces to either release to the public the full unedited interview, or allow an open live free interview with no restriction,” the group emphasized.