Abuja - Members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, on Thursday stormed the National Assembly to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Vanguard reports.
The protesters, led by the secretary of the academic forum in Nigeria, Abdullahi Musa, said they had gathered to know the position of the Senate regarding the continued detention of their leader as well as ascertain when he would be released.
According to him, the group was at the National Assembly to know what the Senate will do and if government was planning any action regarding their members.
He alleged that several of their members had been killed by security operatives in different parts of the country.
An application for El-Zakzaky’s bail by his lawyer, Femi Falana, is expected to be determined by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court today.
News24 reported that another bloody clash between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shiites and the police occurred last month.
The clash started around Tamburawa, on the outskirts of Kano city, when the police tried to stop a Shiite protest.
Over a dozen people including a police officer are feared killed from the violent clash
- News 24