Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria last afternoon took to the streets of city center, Kaduna to protest the continued illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and the irresponsible comments by the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, that the ailing Sheikh will never be released as long as he (El-Rufai) remains the governor.
The procession, comprising men, women and young children audaciously went through the ever-busy Ahmadu Bello way in Kaduna up to the Leventis roundabout, before going tangentially off, adjacent to the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi market area.
Although the police and other security forces arrived at the scene, it was too late for them to unleash any of their venom, for which they are well known for.
Consequently, the procession ended peacefully without any incident.
However, armed policemen in Abuja opened fire on protesting members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, injuring three of them in the process.
The Movement had on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital city to demand the release of Sheikh Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat.
The policemen, who had laid ambush on the peaceful procession, fired live ammunition and teargas canisters to disperse the people.