El-Zakzaki: Three policemen shot, vehicles vandalised as Shiites storm NASS


The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, adjourned its sitting until Wednesday, with the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, citing security and legislative reasons for the action.

The motion for adjournment was moved by Ado Doguwa (APC-Kano) and was seconded by Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta).

Items on the Orders Paper of the day were not exhausted as at the time of the adjournment.

The House was yet to debate on the motion on the ‘Need to Address Traffic Gridlock in Apapa’ and ‘Urgent Need to Incorporate June 12 in History Curriculum of Schools in Nigeria’.

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as the Shiites, had stormed the National Assembly Complex, while both chambers were in session.

The group vandalised some civilian and security vehicles around the entrance of the complex, throwing stones and attacking security personnel.

Three policemen, who were shot and badly injured were rushed to the clinic within the premises.

The shiites have been protesting against continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaki, who was arrested in December 2015, following clashes between the sect and the Nigerian Army.


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