Just In: Panic as police fire gunshots to disperse protesting Shi’ite members in Kaduna

Just In: Panic as police fire gunshots to disperse protesting Shi’ite members in Kaduna

- Members of the Shi'ite group staged a protest in Kaduna state

They called for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

The protesters were dispersed by police officers who fired gunshots

Police officers in Kaduna state fired gunshots in the air to disperse members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites who took to the street in protest.

The Shi’ite members were protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, along Kano road by shouting “Allahu Akbar (Allah is greatest), free our leader”.

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The Nation reports that as they stormed Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna city’s major thoroughfare, after the Jumat prayer on Friday, May 31, they were confronted by security operatives

The police reportedly fired gunshots into the air forcing the protesters to flee.

Peoples who were in the vicinity also fled to avoid what they perceived as impending danger.

It was not immediately ascertained if any of the protesters was arrested by the police.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 24, quickly ended its sitting after the presiding officer announced that protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria known as Shiites crashed into a gate of the National Assembly.

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Yusuf Lasun, the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, announced that the protesters crashed into the first gate of the National Assembly.

The development forced the legislators to abruptly adjourn their plenary which was on before the announcement.

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