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Police Teargas ‘Free El-Zakzaky’ Protesters

Supporters of detained leader of Shi”ite movement Shiek Ibrahim El Zakyzaky took to the street to protest the continued detention of the leader.

Protesters who converged on Unity Fountain, were spread teargas by the police, having failed to disperse them with water, which thereafter forced them to move into the streets.

Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Chidi Odinkalu addressed the protesters

A Federal High Court in Abuja had on December 2, 2016, order his release and awarded a cumulative sum of 50 million Naira to the Zakzakys and ordered the AGF and IGP to provide him a new accommodation and security in any part of Kaduna or Northern region that they prefer within 45 days; a judgment which is however yet to be obeyed.

The Shi’ites leader has however remained in custody for 485 days now, despite the judgment.


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