Shi'ite threatens more protests

Shi'ite threatens more protests

Members of the El-zakzaky group have vowed to continue their protest in the Federal Capital Territory to press against the continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky. 


At a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, November 5, the group lamented the ill-treatment metted against their leader, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to order his immediate release. 

Sheikh Abdullahi Zango who spoke on behalf of the group, traced dehumanizing treatment given to their leader by the Federal Government under the guise of "protective custody" saying the religious leader does not deserve such ill-treatment. 

Sheikh Zango however urged the Nigerian public to disregard government lies against the incacerated Sheikh saying El-zakzaky is only carrying out its religious obligations. 

On the November third stand-off between members of Shi'ite and security agencies in Abuja, Sheikh Zango said one of the injured victims of the crisis has passed on. 

He says a total number of forty seven Shi'ite/El-zakzaky followers died, while one hundred and six others who sustained various degrees of injuries during the fracas, are receiving treatment in some hospitals in Abuja.

There has been disagreement between government and the Islamic group since the arrest of its leader El-zakzaky after a clash between Shi'ite members and the Chief Of Army Staff's convoy in Kaduna - Zaria expressway in twenty fifeen.

 

Report by Nnabuchi Nnabuchi 

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