21 September 2018

Nigeria: Armed Security Personnel Cordon Off Federal Secretariat Over Protest By Shiites

Abuja — Heavily armed security personnel yesterday surrounded the federal secretariat and its environs over protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, who were demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

The federal secretariat, which has been a beehive of activity for civil servants, became a ghost town as security personnel diverted vehicle owners and those selling around the area to vacate.

The group, numbering over 100 who were mainly youths and adults, protested along the federal secretariat complex chanting "Free El-Zakzaky", while disrupting the free flow of traffic in the area.

The protest, though peaceful, witnessed the heavy presence of soldiers, policemen and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Nigeria

Commander Tasks Troops On Commitments to Defeat Boko Haram

Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, has tasked troops to be dedicated in… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Guardian. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.