ICYMI: Shi’ites stage another protest in Abuja amidst proscription

Members of the Shi’ites group staged a protest in Utako, Abuja on Friday October 4th ignoring the proscription.

The protesting Shi’ites are demanding the unconditional release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as well as his wife Zeenat.

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.

In July, the activities of the sect was proscribed following a deadly clash between them and the Police. The clash resulted in the death of a Corps member serving with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi, as well as a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman A.K Umar.

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Source: Linda Ikeji


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