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Nigerian police, Shiite protesters clash for second day

Nigerian police fired teargas for a second day Tuesday at protesters demanding the release of Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in jail without charge since December 2015. Scores of protesters were also arrested by armed police wearing bulletproof vests and gas masks during clashes in Abuja, the national …

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Why We Arrested 115 Shiite Protesters In Abuja – Police

Police authorities in Abuja have explained why 115 members of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) were arrested after a protest in the Federal Capital Territory. Members of the Islamic movement ended in a clash with police officers on Monday, after they took to the streets in Abuja to …

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Abuja Protest Clash: PDP Calls For Immediate Inquest

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for an immediate inquest into the violent clash between security forces and members of the Shiite movement, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The party is gravely worried over the handling of security in the nation’s capital and the near breakdown of …

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Ailing Nigerian Shiite leader makes rare public appearance

A prominent pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim cleric, who has been held in custody for more than two years in Nigeria, on Saturday made a rare public appearance to counter rumours that he had died. Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), was arrested in December 2015 after …

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