Some civil society organizations have thrown their weight behind the shites movement to demand for the release of their leader, El-Zakzaky.
The organizations who gathered at the popular unity fountain for a two day sit-out say their support became necessary following constant attacks on the shite movement by men of the Nigerian armed forces
A member of the shite group who spoke with AIT said they would continue to protest until their leader is released
Recently the members of the shites movement were dispersed by men of the Nigerian police force during their peaceful protest in Abuja
This piece first appeared in AITONLINE on 18th January, 2018