Thousands of people marched in a procession to mark the International Quds Day in the northern city of Zaria.
The fasting Muslims chanted slogans in solidarity with the Palestinian people and condemned the Israeli regime. Speakers at a special rally condemned the United States of America for supporting Israel. Every year members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have come together to protest the occupation of Palestinian land by the Israelis. The occupation, members have insisted is illegal and doomed. The al-Quds day rally was conceived originally by the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.