Unrelenting Shiite Muslim Protesters In Renewed Clash With Troops Despite Monday’s Fatalities

El-Zakzaky wife killed

Unrelenting Shiite Muslim Protesters In Renewed Clash With Troops Despite Monday’s Fatalities

Police and troops today clashed with unrelenting followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

The protesters began another march in the capital city today despite heavy causalities on Monday.

According to eyewitnesses, the air was thick with teargas as soldiers and police officers made arrests after the Shi’ite group.

Gunshots could also be heard in the capital.

The Shiites marched in protest against the continued detention of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat.

The couple hae been in detention since December 2015 after their followers clashed with the army in Zaria.

El-Zakzaky dead or alive

Even though a Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that they be set free, they are yet to regain their freedom.

4 thoughts on “Unrelenting Shiite Muslim Protesters In Renewed Clash With Troops Despite Monday’s Fatalities

  1. I hear the man is shielding some boko haram. Not sure how true it is.
    Can anyone confirm

    • @ Dorothy California,,,I do not think what you heard about this religious sect is true. Spreading harmful propaganda about certain people has always been the regime tactics so they can end up proscribing any group they deem as threat without any strong evidence. What Mr President failed to comprehend is that, freedom to worship is not just an inherent part of we humans but is a right that should not be trampled upon by anyone not even a government. In charpter 4 under section (38) of our constitution talking about the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, says “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.” So what should we expect when government try to stop others from freely exercising their right to worshiping their God as enshrined in our constitution? If anyone exercising this right is caught with firearms, get him arrested and let him face trial as in the case with other religions.You can’t simply outlaw a sect of religious organization because some lone members are found with firearm. That is improper. What you will get in return as government is massive rebellion that will most likely translate into a full blown conflict just as the example of Boko Haram emergence had shown. This case has even taking a new dimension especially when the followers of this sect have witnessed several courts ruling that their leader and his wife be released from prison and be compensated for unlawful detention. The fact is, if buhari continue his disdain and contempt for our constitution and rule of law which he took as oath to always abide by when he was sworn in as president, then we should expect the worse to come to our country Nigeria.

  2. The problem is both Religious and Politics. There are three main Islamic sects in Nigeria: The Shiites, The Sunnis, and the Ahmadiyas.
    Shiites: This group is backed by Iran and is the second larges in Nigeria.
    Sunnis: This group is backed by Saudi Arabia and is the largest in Nigeria to which the president, Mohammadu Buhari belongs.
    Ahmadiyas: The group is found in the South West region of Nigeria and is the most peaceful of all the sects in Nigeria. The Ahmadiyas are also tolerant of other religions and very friendly unlike the Sheites and Sunnis. Saudi Arabia and Iran are sworn enemies so do their sects. Take what is happening in Iraq as example, Saddam Hussein is Sunni but when he was deposed and killed by American forces, the Sheite leader became the president and up till date they are at loggerhead. The Sunnis formed the ISIS that is terrorizing Iraq today.
    Coming back to Nigeria, Buhari purposely left Zakzaky and his wife in prison because they are not of Sunni sect despite the court orders to release them. Buhari is playing religious politics.

    • Very brilliant comment @uzoma. This is exactly what is happening. I said this to a friend over the weekend

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