There was unease at the main gate of the National Assembly in Abuja on Wednesday, as members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites forced their way into the Assembly complex, protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
The protesting Shiites stormed the National Assembly in continuation of protests to mark the 68th birthday anniversary of Sheikh Zakzaky, their spiritual leader.
At the gate, the Shiite faithfuls could be heard chanting and calling for the release of Zakzaky who has been in detention since 2015.
In a sudden fit of rage the Shiites pounced on the Assembly’s gate, forcing their way into the complex.
They however were stopped from getting into the chambers after various appeals by leaders of the movement.