The Nigerian Army staged an offensive on members of the Shi’te sect on Sunday, leading to the death of twenty one people.
The Shi’te leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky was reportedly shot four times and a bloodied picture of him went viral earlier today.
Zakzaky is reportedly being held by the Nigerian Army over allegations that members of the Shi’te sect attempted to assassinate the Chief Of Army Staff.
Hundreds of Shi’tes protested in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna today to demand the release of El Zakzaky as it remains unclear how long the Army plans to hold him.
The Shi’te have disputed the Army’s account of events, claiming that the Army simply shot at defenseless citizens observing their religious ritual.