Thousands of protesters took to streets of the Nujerian Capital Abuja in a peaceful protest call for the release of Islamic Movement in Nigeria’s (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

The photos posted on social media by tweeter activists show large group of people staging massive rallies towards embassies of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to express their anger over long-time detention of the Islamic leader by the government and asking "the oppressors" for his release.

Zakzaky has been imprisoned at an unknown location without charge since he was detained by security forces in 2015 after the Nigerian army carried out a raid on his residence in the northern town of Zaria during which he lost his left eyesight, then made his first public appearance in January.