Shi­ites/Army clash: Cit­i­zens protest trial of sol­diers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi, Kaduna

A group, Con­cerned cit­i­zens for Peace, staged a rally in Kaduna yesterday protest­ing the call for the trial of sol­diers in­volved in the Shi­ite, Army clash in Zaria.

The protesters who stormed the Kaduna chap­ter Sec­re­tariat of the Nige­ria Union of Jour­nal­ists (NUJ), marched to the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House hold­ing plac­ards with in­scrip­tions read­ing, ‘No to ex­trem­ism’, ‘No to ter­ror­ism’, ‘We re­ject ex­trem­ism’, ‘We re­ject Falana and his Ira­nian dol­lars’, and ‘We re­ject prose­cu­tion of Nige­ria sol­diers’, among oth­ers.

The Na­tional Pres­i­dent of the group, Richard Au­gus­tine, protested the re­quest made by the Shi­ite lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), ask­ing gov­ern­ment to pros­e­cute sol­diers in­volved in December 2015 con­fronta­tion in Zaria with the Shi­ite mem­bers.

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