Shi’ite Protesters Stone Policeman To Death In Kaduna

Shiite protesters on Wednesday reportedly stoned a policeman to death in Kaduna. It was gathered that the protesters attacked policemen, who were patrolling the metropolis ahead of the arraignment of embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

One of the police officers was killed with stones and other weapons in the attack. The police blocked major highways leading to Kaduna High Court along Independence Way in the town.  Also, all exits and entrances leading to the court, located in Gabasawa police station, were also cordoned off, causing undue hardship to commuters.

However, the ruling did not hold. According to Daily Trust, a source told it that the case will not hold owing to the absence of the judge, who was involved in an accident.

“The judge went to a barber’s shop on Wednesday and after parking his car, he started to walk towards the shop when he was hit by an incoming tricycle,” the source reportedly said.

The case, as further gathered, has been adjourned to July 11, 2018. El-Zakzaki is facing charges of unlawful gathering, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

There is also report that the town is now under heavy tight security.

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