Shi’ites Protests: Soldiers, Police, NSCDC Patrol Abuja

Nigerian Army
Buy ebooks on health & fitness leaderboard banner.jpg

SOLDIERS, policemen and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are patrolling areas around Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, following protests by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Shi’ites were demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

NAN reports that the security operatives have also taken over the Unity Fountain and its surroundings, having earlier dispersed the protesters.

ALSO READ: Security: US, Nigeria Hold Military Summit In Abuja

A witness, Bola Adeniran, told NAN that trouble started when the IMN members were refused entry by the operatives, into the Unity Fountain where they normally sit-out to demand the release of their leader.

2016 Hot Business Ideas

NAN reports that the El-Zakzaky disciples have been staging protests in parts of the country to demand the release of the Cleric.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here