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Shi’ites protests: Soldiers, police, NSCDC patrol areas in FCT



Protest: Police confirm arrest of another 60 Shiites in FCT

Soldiers, policemen and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are patrolling areas around Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, following protests by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Monday.

Our correspondent reports that the Shi’ites were demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

It was reported that the security operatives have also taken over the Unity Fountain and its surroundings, having earlier dispersed the protesters.

A witness, Bola Adeniran, told our reporter that trouble started when the IMN members were refused entry by the operatives, into the Unity Fountain where they normally sit-out to demand the release of their leader.

It was reported that the El-Zakzaky disciples have been staging protests in parts of the country to demand the release of the Cleric.


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