Shiite Protest

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites, on Tuesday, stormed the streets of Abuja to protest against the continuous detention of their leader by the Federal Government.

Eye9ja reports that the Shiites went ahead to continue their protest despite the proscription issued against the Islamic group.

The protesting Shiites are demanding the unconditional release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

Reliably, El-Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 after members of his sect clashed with men of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state.

After a deadly clash between the group and the Police in July 2019, the activities of the sect were proscribed.

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