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Shiites Kills Policeman As Protest Continue Against El-Zakzaky’s Detention




Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

A Policeman was killed today in renewed Shiites protests over the continued detention of their leader, Mr Ibrahim Elzakzaky, Naija News Understands.

The Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mukhtar Aliyu, who confirmed the incident which took place on said the policeman was walking along the road when the Shiite members stabbed him with knives and stones until he gave up the ghost on the spot.

The incident comes shortly after El-zakzaky and his wife, appeared before the Kaduna State High Court on the same day.

They were arraigned by the state government on eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disturbance of public peace among other allegations.

The Shi’ites, in their numbers, had taken to the streets earlier in the day, with placards bearing different inscriptions demanding the release of their leader. The IMN leader and his wife were earlier arraigned on May 15, 2018, but the court later adjourned the application for their bail to June 21.

At the resumed hearing today, they were brought to the court by DSS operatives in a black Prado SUV amidst tight security.

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However, the matter could not be heard due to the absence of the Judge and the case was later adjourned to July 11, 2018, for the continuation of hearing on the bail application.