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18 nov. 2020 | 14h30 UTC

Shia religious group protests in Abuja November 18

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria hold protest in Abuja on November 18; avoid the area as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 18/11/2020, 12h00 until 19/11/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Abuja

Event

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) held a protest in Abuja on Wednesday, November 18. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations under the #FreeZakzarky banner to call for the release of their detained leader. The demonstrators gathered at Nicon Junction in Wuse 2. Security forces were deployed to the area, but as of 15:35 (local time) the protest had reportedly remained peaceful; however, previous similar demonstrations have resulted in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are possible in the area over the coming hours. Further demonstrations by IMN supporters are likely in Abuja and across Nigeria over the medium term.

Context

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have held regular protests in Abuja and some other areas of the country since 2015 calling for the release of the group's leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife following their arrest in a controversial raid by security forces. A number of these protests have been aggressively dispersed by security forces with the use of tear gas and live fire.

Advice

Those in Abuja are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the protest in the immediate term, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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