Student members of the IMN mounted a protest in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital demanding the release of their leader, Sheik Zakzaky who has been held in detention since December 2015. They demonstrated their protests in front of the National Assembly Complex and the Federal Government Secretariat in Abuja. Armed policemen broke and dispersed the protests with teargas, according to eyewitnesses.
Date of Occurrence
Federal Capital Territory
Members of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the FCT Command
Right to be treated with dignity in section 34 and right to peaceful assembly in section 40 of the constitution