- The aggrieved members of the Shiite Islamic Movement are protesting the continued detention of El-Zakzaky
- The protesters stormed the federal secretariat and defaced government structures
- Also defaced is the ministry of justice in Abuja
Some aggrieved members of the Shiite Islamic Movement and followers of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the group’s leader in Nigeria, have reportedly stormed the federal ministry of justice and defaced its signpost and walls over his continued detention.
It was learnt that hundreds of protesters from the group stormed the ministry recently and started defacing government property from the federal secretariat ending at the ministry.
Nairaland reports that some of the protesters were seen vandalising parts of the justice ministry building by spray-painting - as seen in the pictures.
The group’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Muhammad, said the action was taken following the refusal of the authorities to release their leader.
El-Zakzaky has remained in detention since December 2015, when he was arrested following a clampdown on his members by soldiers.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a policeman was killed in renewed Shiites protests over the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim Elzakzaky.
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It was learnt that the spokesman for the Kaduna state police command, Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed the incident which took place on Thursday, June 21.
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