Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have staged a peaceful protest demanding an unconditional release of Ibraheem Zakzaky, the head of the movement.
Accordint to Premium Times, thousands of protesters blocked the Zaria-Kaduna expressway on Friday.
A spokesperson for the Shi’as, Musa Ibrahim, has also reported on the attack on the demonstrators.
He said: “A report just reached my desk. Some of members embarked on peaceful procession today. But they were attacked by thugs at Maraban Jos (along Kaduna-Zaria expressway).”
Security operatives and police officers reportedly intervened in the fight, however, it’s still unclear whether someone was killed or injuried.
Recall that Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 after the Nigerian army raided his residence in Zaria and massacred hundreds of his followers on Saturday, 12 December 2015.
Currently, he has only 3 of his children (one son and two daughters) alive. Six of his sons have been killed in a period between 2014 and 2015.
Meanwhile, the long-awaited report by the Commission for Judicial Inquiry on the alleged massacre by the Nigerian army on the Shia Muslim community of Zaria, is to be officially presented to Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state on Friday.
Surprisingly but the Department of State Security (DSS) has claimed that the leader of the IMN is being detained at his own will.