For A Second Day Running, Shiites Clash With Security Agencies

By Uche Mbah

The rage of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, generally called Shiites, against the federal government has remained unabated as their clash with security agencies continued Wednesday,with the Shiites again launching an assault at Federal Secretariat.

The Shiites, Who have been protesting the continued detention of their spiritual head, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, had taken their protests to the National Assembly, where there was a clash with the security agencies resulting in damaged cars and wounded policemen. The Federal House of Representatives had to hurriedly  adjourn plenary. Many new Honorable members still live in hotels in town, and were apprehensive of moving to their hotel rooms in various hotels.

This was coming on the heels of their spiritual headquarters, Iran, having a running battle with the American government. There has been threats and counter threats from both countries, precariously perching the world on the precipice of a global war of annihilation.

Fears are that the crisis may escalate right into the weekend.

The Honorable members has called on the Federal government to solve the lingering problem.

Reports indicate that despite high security presence at the Federal capital territory, which brought anti riot policemen in their hundreds, Thursday clashes saw over forty members of the sect arrested by the police. Particularly of heavy security presence is the venue of the ongoing election tribunal sitting at the appeal court.

 

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