Breaking: Shiite members block National Assembly entrance

Breaking: Shiite members block National Assembly entrance

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who are known as Shiites have taken to the National Assembly to block the main gate over the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzakky.

Daily Trust reports the protest took place on Wednesday, January 23.

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The members who were more than a hundred called for the release of their leader.

Their action forced the security men at the gate to close it as the protest continued.

Meanwhile, the leader of the IMN, El-Zakzaky, is suffering from glaucoma and has completely lost one of his eyes, his lead counsel, Femi Falana, told a court in Kaduna on Tuesday, January 22.

The senior lawyer said this when the case against El-Zakzaky came up for hearing at the high court, according to a report by Daily Independent.

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The report also said Falana made a case for Zeenat, the wife of El-Zakzaky, saying there were bullets yet to be extracted from her system. He said his legal team was concerned about the state of health of El-Zakzaky and his wife.

However, the counsel to the Kaduna state government, Dari Bayero, noted that two defendants in the case were dropped remaining the sect leader and his wife.

The report said the leader of the Shi’ite group arrived the court amid tight security.

It was learnt that the court adjourned the case to March 24, while El-Zakzaky and his wife would remain in custody.

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