El-Zakzaky: Nigerian Police battles Shiite protesters in Abuja with dogs, teargas, water

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Tuesday were stopped from protesting at the Abuja Unity fountain by the Nigerian police force.

The members, who were not in their usual black attires, had several placards demanding the release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

Mr. Zakzaky and his wife were arrested on December 14, 2015, following a clash between members of his group and the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State.
At least 347 members of the group were killed with the army saying they blocked a major road and prevented the army chief, Tukur Buratai, from passing.

The killings have been condemned by local and international rights groups and nobody has been prosecuted for them.

After months in detention without being charged to court, Mr. El-Zakzaky approached the court to demand the release of himself and his wife.

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