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Ibraheem El-Zakzaky Police disrupt Shiite protest to free leader

The Nigerian Police in Abuja recently disrupted a protest by members of the Shiite group demanding the immediate release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

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FCT Police Command have said it stopped a procession by the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiite group, in the territory on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Abuja.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, said that the group had threatened to take over the streets of the FCT in the name of registering their grievances.

He warned that no individuals or group had the rights to protest in the territory without the permission of the command.

“We will not condone any act of lawlessness in the territory in form of protest,“he warned.

He advised any group which wants to protest to always seek the permission of the police.

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NAN reports that the protesters were demanding immediate release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention since December 2015.

NAN recalls that many were feared dead after a  clash between the Army and members of IMN in Zaria, Kaduna State, in December 2015.

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