An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
Shaikh Zakzaky was arrested by the military on December 14, 2015, after a clash between the movement and officers of the Nigerian army. The army killed at least 347 members of the group.
Malam Zakzaky approached the court to demand his release, months after he was arrested without being charged to Court. He asked the Court to declare that his arrest and continued detention violated his fundamental rights.