Tension In Abuja As Police Manhunt For Shiite Members Over Planned Protest

There is tension in Abuja, the nation’s capital as security operatives launched a manhunt for the members of Islamic Movement Of Nigeria ( IMN ) popularly known as Shiites, who are had planned to carry out a massive protest at the National Mosque in Abuja.

Members of the group had on Friday last week ambushed President Muhammadu Buhari and held him hostage for few minutes during the Ju’mat prayer at the National Mosque.

The Shiites has set the national flags of the United States of America (USA) and Israeli on fire during a massive protest to call for the release of the leader in Abuja. 

The protesters who converged at the Wuse Market junction on Friday where the protest was terminated described the US and State of Israel as enemy and oppressors of Palestine. 

The flags which was concealed in a polythene bag were brought out at the full glare of the crowd with the caricature of President Donald Trump and set on fire at the junction of the market leading to a traffic logjam in the area.

The movements protest is to drive home their demands for President Muhammadu Buhari to release Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky to enable him to seek medical attention. 

The group vowed to continue with the protest irrespective of the intimidation by the security agents.

The Secretary of Academic Forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa said that the decision of the President not to release him negated the principle of rule of law. 

He added that several courts of competent jurisdiction have ordered the release of their leader but the Nigeria government continued to keep him in the custody without no reason.

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Sade Adewale

Sade Adewale is an experienced editor. She Studied Sociology at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. Diploma in Journalism in Lateef Jakande House, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State. Contact: [email protected]

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