Free Zakzaky Massive Protest was staged in Abuja on Tuesday the 2nd of July 2019 by thousands of people calling for the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky in order to access medical treatment after finding high levels of lead toxicity in his body.
A Medical Team lead by Islamic Human Right Commission ( IHRC) were in Nigeria in April in order to examine Sheikh Zakzaky and has already issued two reports saying that the specialist treatment he requires can only be fully accessed outside Nigeria. Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky lost sight in one eye and the use of one arm after receiving four gunshot injuries during the December 2015 massacre by the Nigerian military of over 1000 followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The toxicity is a direct result of the shrapnel from bullets left in his body.
Nigerian authorities have consistently prevented the Sheikh and his wife from accessing their own medical treatment and have repeatedly refused requests for them to fly abroad. In January this year a judge presiding over the trial of Sheikh Zakzaky ordered that he should be allowed to receive medical treatment from doctors of his own choosing.