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El-Zakzaky Denied Bail Again As Nigerian Police Restates Ban On Shiite Procession 

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The embattled leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky has again been denied bail by a court in Kaduna.

The IMN leader arrived Kaduna state high court amidst heavy security with Kaduna residents seemingly afraid of any clash between his supporters and security operatives.

Lead counsel to the IMN, Femi Falana was in court with his team, and the legal team of the Kaduna state government was also present.

It will be recalled the supporters of the Islamic scholar, have continually protested against the federal government for allegedly denying their leader bail and keeping him in custody.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Command has said that the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in Kaduna State is still in force.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, gave the warning in a press statement issued in Kaduna.

Mr Sabo said members of the public should note that the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in Kaduna State is still in force.

According to him, the police will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.

“In view of the court trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Wednesday November 7, the peace loving and law abiding people of Kaduna State are to note that adequate security has been put in place for a hitch-free court appearance.

“Therefore, members of the public are advised to remain calm and not to be apprehensive where they observe unusual number of security personnel in town.

“As part of the strategy put in place for a smooth process of the court trial, there will be traffic diversion in the following areas during the court session: “Independence Way, Bida Road and all other roads leading to Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna.

“The command wishes to notify the general public to exercise more security consciousness as they go about their daily chores and other lawful businesses,” Mr Sabo said

He appealed to the general public to report suspicious activities or persons around them to the nearest security agency.

Again, Shi’ites Leader, El-Zakzaky Denied Bail. To remain behind bars until full investigation resumes on 22nd January, 2019.

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