Shiites Suspend Protest Temporarily
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) says it has temporarily suspended its planned nationwide protest pending the outcome of a court judgement on August 5th.
South-West Coordinator of IMN, Muftau Zakariyah confirmed this in an interview with correspondent Ijeoma Esek.
“We are expecting that by Monday the judge will give its judgement on whether Mallam (Ibrahim El-zakzakky) will be allowed to go on a medical tourism to cure himself,” Zakariyah said.
“Now if by Monday the judge foolishly decides to judge outside the confines of the law, outside the confines of justice, outside the confines of reason, then we will have no choice but to continue to agitate,” the IMN South West leader warned.
IMN has over the last few weeks staged protests across Abuja. The protests have since turned violent leading to the death of a Deputy Commissioner of Police as well as a Channels TV reporter.
The Federal Government last week obtained to proscribe IMN, a decision which Zakariyah insists the sect will challenge up to the Supreme Court if need be.
Additional Reports by Ijeoma Esek