By Augustine Akhilomen
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has advised President Muhammad Buhari to release the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from detention in order to allow peace reign in Nigeria.
He made this known in an interview on Daily Independent, where he cautioned Buhari and the Department of Security Service (DSS) to be careful in handling the situation.
Sagay, who berated the action of some of the members of the Shiites group after they storm and attack security operatives protecting the main entrance gate of the National Assembly, called on the group not to take the laws into their hands.
He said: “I have already expressed this opinion almost a year ago that in the absence of anything that I know, apart from the fact that everybody is aware of, I think the best option is to release him, even if it is on bail.
“That is better instead of keeping him there and using him as an attraction for these gatherings that are disrupting everywhere and creating a level of anger and emotions that can upset the society and create unnecessary tension.
“Except if there is something we don’t know, I really don’t see why he is being kept for all these years. That is my sincere view,” he told Daily Independent.