Members of the Islamic Motion of Nigeria, Shiites protest in Abuja held once more right now. They got here out to demand the discharge of their chief, Ibrahim El-Zakzaki, Premium Instances experiences.
The Shiite members who have been seen across the Wuse market have been shouting “free El-Zakzaki” as they headed in direction of the Berger bridge in Abuja.
Once more Shiites protest in Abuja
The members, numbering over 100, together with ladies have been additionally seen carrying posters of Mr El-Zakzaki as they protested on the road, with onlookers watching the scene from a distance.
Mr El-Zakzaki was arrested in December, 2015, after a conflict ensued between the sect and the Nigerian Military over proper of approach.
A clampdown by the military on the protesters together with late at night time at their houses ultimately led to the homicide of over 300 Shiites who have been secretly buried in a mass grave by the federal government. A soldier, Yakubu Dankaduna, additionally died within the conflict, the military mentioned.
Following his arrest, Mr El-Zakzaki was in detention with out trial for over two years earlier than he was arraigned by the Kaduna State authorities.
For the reason that 2015 incident, the sect has has continued protests to demand the discharge of its chief with lots of such protests turning violent after clampdown by safety forces.
On October 29, a bloody violence that erupted after Nigerian troopers opened gunfire on Shiite protesters on the outskirts of Abuja left at the least 21 members of the sect lifeless, a PREMIUM TIMES report revealed.