A Nigerian Police Force officer has been reportedly stoned to death by Shiite protesters in Kaduna State. This is coming after major highways leading to Kaduna High Court were shutdown today over the arraignment of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria aKa Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Chaos broke in Kaduna after Shiite protesters attacked some police officers who were patrolling the metropolis ahead of the arraignment of embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
A policeman was reportedly killed in the process as the protesters attacked them with stones and other weapons.
Major highways leading to Kaduna High Court along Independence Way in Kaduna metropolis were on shutdown over the arraignment of the Shiite leader.
All exits and entrances leading to the court located in Gabasawa police station have been cordoned off, causing undue hardship to commuters.
Meanwhile,the judge who was suppose to preside over the sitting was absent after being involved in an accident.
A source who did not want to be name said:
“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 case, as further gathered, has been adjourned to 11th July, 2018. El-Zakzaki is facing charges of unlawful gathering, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.