A combined team of the Police and Civil Defence Wednesday, apprehended at least 10 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during their protest in Abuja.
The protest which was attended by hundreds of Shiites from almost all the states of the federation, took off from the UTC Shopping Mall, at the Garki Area 10 axis in Abuja and was truncated when the joint team of the Police and Civil Defence intercepted the protesters while they were advacing towards the Area 1 axis in Abuja.
The joint team which arrived long after the protest had begun, comprised of scores of Policemen and Civil Defence men who arrived in special armoured vehicles, and employed the use of tear gas to disorganize the protest and set the protesters scampering for safety.
The fleeing protesters were given a hot chase and about 10 of them were apprehended during the chase.
In a similar development, one of the protesters who was simply identified as Soja, was on Tuesday apprehended and allegedly brutalized by the Police before been released on the same say.
Yesterday’s protest came on the heels of a declaration by the Movement last year, to continue with a chain of protests this year until the leader of the Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, who has been in the custody of the federal government since December 2015, is released.
Leaders of the group who spoke unanimously to newsmen after the protest, reiterated the warning given to government last year during one of its protest marches in Abuja, that the government should act in accordance with the federal high court order of 2016 which mandated it to release the embattled leader of the group, or be prepared to face the irrate and impatient youths of the movement. They added that their leader whose health has badly deteriorated, is in dire need of medical attention and has been deprived proper healthcare – a fact that is causing unease among his followers.
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