The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has distributed foodstuff worth millions of Naira to the less privileged to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.
The food items, which include bags of rice, indomie and spaghetti were distributed on his behalf by his son, Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky.
A press release said the detained Cleric instructed the distribution of the items to assist the needy Nigerians during the Sallah celebrations.
The statement said this time the food items distribution includes the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina and Zamfara states, who are in various IDP camps in their respective states and Christian communities in Southern Kaduna as well as Northern Nigeria.
Over 13 Northern states benefited from the distribution.
They include Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa and Bauchi states.
The statement noted that, “It has been Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s practice to distribute food items to the poor and the needy and that has continued even after the Buhari-led government killed over a thousand of his supporters including his sons and hurled him and his wife in illegal detention having grievously wounded them and refused to comply with the judgment of the Federal High Court that declared their detention as a breach of their fundamental rights.”
It added that the Cleric sends his best wishes to Muslims all over the world and assures them of his prayers throughout the season.