By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has distributed foodstuff worth millions of Naira to the needy to mark the beginning of this year’s Ramadan season.
The food items, which include customized bags of sugar, rice, maize and millet were distributed on his behalf by his son, Muhammad Ibraheem Zakzaky.
The detained cleric instructed the distribution of the items to assist as many needy Nigerians as possible during this Ramadan.
Our reporter who witnessed the event at Zaria, Kaduna and other local government areas in Kaduna State noted that, it has been Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s practice to share food items to the poor and the needy for over 20 years and that he has continued even after the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government allegedly killed his supporters including his three biological sons and hurled him and the wife into 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 assured them of his prayers throughout the Islamic fasting season.
The food items distribution included the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina and Zamfara states, who are in various IDP camps in their respective states and communities in Northern Nigeria who are in need of food during fasting of the month of Ramadan.
Over 13 northern states benefited from this distribution. Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa and Bauchi states are among the beneficiaries of the kind gesture.