• Police tame Shiite protesters, arrest several in Abuja

    Police tame Shiite protesters, arrest several in Abuja

    According to reports, the Nigeria Police yesterday mounted barricades and fired tear gas to stop protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, otherwise called Shiite.

    The sect took to the streets of Abuja yesterday on a peaceful protest to demand the release of its leader, Ibrahim El- Zakzaky who has been in detention since their December, 2015 clash with the army in Zarai, Kaduna state.

    The placards carrying Shiite members who defied police barricade mounted to stop the apparently peaceful […]