Two IMN members allegedly killed, police officers shot as Shiites protest at National Assembly

Two IMN members allegedly killed, police officers shot as Shiites protest at National Assembly

11 Jul 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Forty members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force and two killedĀ during a protest by Shiite members of theĀ  IMN to demand the freedom of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The protest was held at the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Mr El-Zakzaky has been arrested since December 2015 after soldiers clamped down on his supporters and killed at least 347 of them. The soldiers accused the Shiite group of blocking a major road that was to be used by army chief Tukur Buratai.

 

 

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence10 Jul 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Police
Actions Taken

 

 

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