The youth wing of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria on Friday commenced a protest march to the National Human Rights Commission in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The protest according to them was aimed at securing the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
El-Zakzaky was taken into custody in December 2015 after a clash between members of his group, also referred to as Shiites and the Army.
Since his arrest, he filed a case against the Department of State Service (DSS) that held him in custody.
In December 2016 however, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the DSS to release the leader of the outlawed group within 45 days.
In his judgment, Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered the Federal Government to provide an accommodation for El-Zakzaky, his wife and family members within Kaduna State or any part of the northern region.
Despite the order, he is yet to be released. with many of his followers protesting against the continued detention.