Police Attacked Peaceful Free Sheikh Zakzaky Protest in Kaduna
Armed Nigerian Mobile Police attacked peaceful peaceful protesters in Kaduna, demanding justice on leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem to release for medical attention, following his deteriorating health condition. The protest attended by tenths of hundreds of brothers and sisters from all nook and cranny of the city, kicked off from Leventis round about along Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, at about 4:30 p.m. today, Sunday, 7/1/2018. The protest marched through the Ahmadu Bello way to Kano road, chanting justice by the protesters for Sheikh Zakzaky to be allowed access for medical care. Hujjatul Isalam, Abdullahi Zango, disciple of Sheikh Zakzaky from Islamic Republic of Iran, leads the protest. The protest was just about to be terminated, when armed Police attacked it with teargas and live bullet. As at the time of writing this report, one of the protesters was confirmed shot. Number of those shot or arrested have not been confirmed yet. It could be recalled that, Sheikh Zakzaky who was severally shot before he was wisked away into custody by the Buhari government has been held incommunicado for two years now with only limited access to medical care. For more than a year now, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had ruled that, the continued detention of the ailing Sheikh is unconstitutional and is quite a breach of his fundamental rights. But however, President Buhari has remained adamant and has contemptuously ignored the court judgement.