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Shi’ites pull out of Zaria clash probe

23 March 2016, 08:45

Kaduna - Lawyers representing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) before the judicial commission of inquiry set up by the Kaduna State government to investigate clashes between members of the group and the Nigerian Army in Zaria in December have withdrawn their appearance before the Commission.

One of the lawyers representing the group, Festus Okoye, told newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday that his team would not allow itself to be used to legitimize what he described as a predetermined agenda against the movement and its leader, Sheik Ibraheem El- Zakzaky .

Also read: WATCH: Army officers, Shiites members clash in Zaria

He said their inability to have access to their client and leader of the movement in detention, informed their reason to discontinue their appearance before the Commission.

He explained the frustration they had encountered in their effort to have access to El-Zakzaky, who is currently being detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.

He said the IMN would however explore alternative means of letting Nigerians know the truth.

- News 24


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