Shi’ite Protesters Storm Abuja To Demand Release Of Their Detained Leader, El-Zakzaky, Wife

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, stormed the streets of Abuja to protest against the continued incarceration of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat. 

The protesters included some Muslim worshippers who had just left various mosques after the Jumaat Service at Wuse Zone 3 by the National Headquarters of the Nigerian Customs Service (NIS) on Friday.

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A Kaduna High Court has fixed July 29, 2021, for the ruling in the no-case submission of his lawyer, Nigerian Tribune reports.

El-Zakzaky is being held in police custody following accusations that he led a violent group on several occasions to clash with law enforcement agencies, including the army, in the last few years.

The IMN has denied the allegations, describing Shi’ites as peaceful people. 

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