After concluding a 2-day visit to Lagos state, president Muhammadu Buhari attended Jumma prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday. Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) stormed the mosque premises to protest against the continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky.
The protesters were restrained by stern looking security personnel who surrounded the premises as the president was driven into the mosque…
El-zakzakky was arrested in 2015 after his members had a confrontation with the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Also, 53 of his followers were arrested on Wednesday by the Police in Abuja following a violent protest.
Since the arrest and detention of the group’s leader, his followers had organised series of protests in some cities in the country calling for his release.