Breaking: Shiites Temporarily Suspend Protests

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN ) popularly known as Shiites have announced the temporary suspension of ‘Free Zakzaky’ protests staged by members of the movement.

Shiites have protesting the detention of their leader, Shiek Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife by federal government of Nigeria.

In a statement on Wednesday signed by Ibrahim Musa, President, Media Forum of the IMN, says the suspension of protests is so that the “court case instituted by our lawyers on the proscription order made by the federal government this week can take its full course.”

Musa said the step was taken in good faith and with the hope that a genuine and amicable way could be found to solve the crises surrounding the illegal detention of the Shiite leader for almost four years.

He said, “If at all any protest occur anywhere in the country, it might be this notice hasn’t reached those involved or they misunderstood the notice or it is some security agents that are behind it, who we know have been doing all they can to smear our image as victims of savage oppression since 2015.”



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