PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Military threatening to storm Islamic Centre, continues advance on Zakzaky’s house, demonstrations in Nigeria and world-wide


Eyewitnesses are reporting that soldiers from the Nigerian army are calling all mourners still in the Hussainiyyah Baqiyatullah (Islamic Centre) in Zaria to come out or else they will storm the centre.

Reports are coming in that the military are still advancing on the home of the leader of the Islamic Movement, Ibraheem el-Zakzaky.

Demonstrations are taking place across Nigeria in support of Zakzaky and the beleaguered mourners in Zaria. A protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in London is underway, with further demonstrations scheduled to take place today across South East Asia.

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