The detained leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has distributed foodstuffs worth millions of Naira to the Zamfara and Sokoto States Internally displace persons IDPs and Christians widows.
The food items, which include bags of rice, millet and Sugar were distributed on his behalf by his son, Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky.
A press release signed by Muhammad Ibraheem Zakzaky in Kaduna today said the detained Cleric instructed the distribution of the items to assist the needy Nigerian expecially IDPs who left their villages for fear of being kidnapped or kill by the arm bandits.
The statement said this time the food items distribution includes the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sokoto and Zamfara States, who were in various IDP Camps in their respective States and Christian widows in Southern Kaduna who loss their husbands due to insecurity.
Thousands IDPs in the States benefited from this distribution. Also Christian widows in Southern Kaduna benefited from this kind gesture.
At the event, the representative of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in Sokoto, Sheikh Sidi Munir said the choice of the Sokoto and Zamfara IDPs was made by the Sheikh to assist the internally displace persons who left their villages for the fear of attack from the bandits.
Sidi who submitted that those displaced from their ancestral home were victims of insurgency attack from the North West.
While inaugurating the disbursement of the items, Sheikh Sidi Munir says thousands people will benefit from the Program.
Sheikh Sidi Munir Sokoto, called on the Federal Government to unconditionally release the leader of the sect for proper medical attention. He said “In the aftermath of Zaria genocide executed by the Nigerian government in December 2015 we have been calling on all citizens to uphold the dictum that injustice to one is injustice to all.
Some of the beneficiaries thanks the Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky for his kind gesture.
“Now we are really happy to receive the foodstuffs because we really need food. The IDPs also need to eat expecially during this month of Ramadan. We don’t have work, we are not in our villages, we don’t have anything. We want to thank the Sheikh for this kind gesture and we call on the other people to emulate the Sheikh and help us.” said Malam Kabiru Shehu, one of the IDPs.
Also the during the distribution of the foodstuffs to the widows and widowers at the Pastor Yuhana Buru in Kaduna, the Widows prayed for Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and thank him for the foodstuffs.