Published On: Mon, Apr 16th, 2018

Breaking news: A clash between security operatives and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Over the demand for release of the detained leader of the group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has left scores dead and many wounded.

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Breaking news: A clash between security operatives and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’a Muslims over the demand for the release of the detained leader of the group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has left scores dead and many wounded.

The clash followed a ban issued last Friday by the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello, on protests and rallies at the popular Unity Fountain, Abuja venue of the #freeZakzaky daily sit-outs.

 

Our source gathered that members of the religious sect in defiance to the police order on Monday insisted on staging their peaceful protest around the Fountain, stressing that the ban was a breach to their constitutional rights.

 

In the melee that ensued, security operatives drafted to enforce the police order used teargas, water cannons and live ammunition on the protesters, resulting in the casualties.

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1. Transcorps Hilton area of Abuja in Maitama is on fire as Shiite Muslims clash violently with the police. I call for restraint from both sides.

Posted by Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday, April 16, 2018

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