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Shi’ites protest incessant killings, demand El-Zakzaky’s launch

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiite Islamic sect) yet embarked on a peaceful demonstration in Kano State decrying the persistent slaughter within the nation, particularly in the northern part of the country.

The protesters, who walked from Emir’s palace by way of Mandawari Sabon Titi road additionally called for the immediate and unconditional release of their leader,  Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Aliyu Kabara, who is one of the organizers, stated the movement condemned the continuous killing of harmless residents who by extension are Muslims.

“We’re out to protest the continuous unlawful detention of our leader, Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Malama Zeenat Ibrahim.

“We also condemn the continuous killings of harmless residents, who’re Muslims in the northern part of the country especially in Zamfara, Katsina, and other states.

He called for the speedy release of Zakzaky since in line with him, the court had mandated his release and compensation.

In the meantime, the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed June 29  for ruling in separate suits brought by the family of three members of Shi’ites, by officers of the Nigeria Police.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo fixed the date for the conclusion after listening to Bala Dakum, the plaintiffs’ lawyer.

The judge nevertheless fixed June 30 for listening to another suit filed by a relative of one other IMN member who allegedly died in an assault by the police.

The plaintiffs, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Ahmad Musa, Yusuf Faska and Said Haruna, who had been said to be the brothers of the deceased, each asked for N100m as damages for the infringement of their dead relatives’ right to life.

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