August 19, 2018

Tension in Kaduna as Zakzaky’s Trial Resumes Wednesday (ThisDay)

Tension in Kaduna as Zakzaky’s Trial Resumes Wednesday (ThisDay)

There is palpable fear and anxiety among residents of Kaduna metropolis ahead of the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, which comes up Wednesday at the state High Court. Messages of possible violence by Zakzaky’s followers were being circulated on Tuesday on WhatsApp, advising residents to avoid parts of the city as the IMN members, also known as Shiite, were allegedly planning “a big attack” during the trial. The message being circulated on WhatsApp platform reads: “Security alert, kindly avoid Magajin Garin (along Ahmadu Bello Way) and Kasuwa (Central Market) areas this Wednesday 11th, the Zakzaky people are planning a big attack. Pass it on.” Read more

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