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Shiite Muslims vow to continue protest in Abuja Nigeria Against Buhari

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shiittes have vowed to continue with their protest against President Buhari until he releases their leader Elzakyzaky.

Elzakyzaky has been in detection since 2015 after a clash between his group and the Nigerian Military in Kaduna.

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria ( IMN ) shutdown Abuja, the capital of Nigeria as they embarked on a peaceful rally to celebrate their fallen heroes and demand for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

The protest by the thousands of IMN members led to a heavy traffic gridlock along Central Business District as motorists were stranded while some abandoned their vehicles.

The protesters took off from the popular Unity Fountain and moved to the Ministry of Justice to remind the Attorney General of Federation of their demands and grievances over the detention of their spiritual leader.

However in the course of the protest, rights activist Adeyanju was arrested at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, during the protest which was disrupted by the Police officers who fired tear gas canisters at the participants. Adeyanju has since been released.

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