42 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as ‘Shi’ites’, have been arrested in Kaduna State
Their arrest were in connection with a recent bloody protest, in which a police officer was killed on Thursday.
Members of the group had between Wednesday and Thursday stormed the state capital to protest what they described as the continued “incarceration” of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky; his wife, Zeena, and other members of the movement held in various dentition facilities in the North.
This was just as El-Zakzaky and wife were being arraigned before the Kaduna State High Court along Ibrahim Taiwo Road in the metropolis.
But the protest later turned bloody, leading to the death of a police officer.
The Kaduna State command’s Public Relations Officer, Mukhtar Aliyu, said those arrested would soon be charged to court.
The spokesman said the sect members were armed with guns, knives, IEDs and that they were responsible for the death of a police officer.
He said the command would do everything to ensure security and protect the lives and property of law abiding citizens of the state.