A protest by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as the Shi’ites has been broken up by the police.
The Shi’ites had marched to the National Assembly in Abuja, seeking intervention for the release of their leader, following the end of the forty-five day court order, concerning him.
It was meant to be a peaceful protest by El-Zakzaky’s supporters but it turned sour when the police moved to break their ranks by bombarding them with tear gas and shooting sporadically into the air?.
The atmosphere became chaotic, ?the unarmed protesters scampered for safety.
These protest marches by the Shi’ites have been on going for weeks now.
They are demanding that government obey the order of the court and immediately release their leader who has been in custody since 2015.
Despite the assault by the police, the group remains undeterred and pledges to continue demanding for the release of El-zakzaky.
With the turn of events, Nigerians are watching to see how this crisis, would end.