Why Banned Nigerian Shiite Group Temporarily Suspended Protests

The banned Islamic Movement in Nigeria has suspended street protests. In a statement, the group says the move is "to allow for some new openings into the resolution of the problems". The Daily Trust reports that the suspension of protests follows the intervention of prominent people who are working to help resolve the crisis "because of its security implications. The group's leader Ibrahim Zakzaky has been in detention since 2015.

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