Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, on Wednesday arrived at the Kaduna State High Court amid tight security.

The Kaduna State Police Command blocked all the roads leading to the court, diverting vehicles to alternative routes, ahead of their arraignment.

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The police had stated that the move is to avert any breakdown of law and order by the Shiite group whose members have been carrying out series of protests in Kaduna and Abuja, to demand their leader’s release.

El-Zakzaky is being arraigned with his wife, Zeenat, by the Kaduna State Government before the State High Court.

They are charged with eight counts bordering on culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disturbance of public peace, among other allegations.