Men of the Kaduna State Police Command have reportedly fired gunshots to disperse members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who gathered on the Central Market to protest the continued detention of their chief, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
It was gathered that the police acquired wind of the protest and deployed officers to the Sheikh Gumi axis of the Kaduna Central Market to cease the protesters, Daily Trust experiences.
As quickly because the Shiites sighted the police, who had cordoned the realm with their autos, they instantly aborted protesting within the space.
Giving an eye-witness account, Halima Ibrahim, mentioned she had simply arrived on the market when she heard photographs being fired.
“I immediately took cover when I heard the shots and the whole incident caused pandemonium in the market. Later, I was able to muster courage and leave my car, where I was waiting to hear what happened. I was told that police officers came to the market to pick some IMN group members and fired some shots to scare them.
“A buyer of mine, Mohammed Yunusa, informed me that on Wednesday, some policemen had been passing the market of their automobile on routine obligation when IMN members attacked them, they vandalised the automobile and the occupants needed to run for his or her lives.”
But, a member of IMN, Abdullah Usman, said, “We normally come out each two weeks in protest to remind Nigerians that our chief, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his spouse are nonetheless being held since 2015. It appears the police acquired an intelligence report that we’ll come out to protest as a result of they beat us to our recreation.
“When we saw that policemen had been deployed to the area of the protest, we decided to suspend the rally and I think to scare us, some policemen moved into the market and fired some shots into the air.
“We then moved to Dan Mani Junction alongside the Nnamdi Azikiwe highway to proceed with our protest, however the police had additionally been deployed there and ultimately, we aborted the entire protest to keep away from bloodshed.”