The National Democratic Forum, NDF, has in a strong terms condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also Identified as Shiites, on Tuesday, afternoon.
It was gathered that some protesting Shiites members agitating against the continuous incarceration of their leader, Sheik Al-Zakyazky on Tuesday clashed with the security agencies, resulting in the death of some persons and burning of vehicles.
NDF described the attack on security agencies as an attempt to overthrow an arm of government.
The protesters, who were in large numbers, were heading towards the National Assembly at about 1:15 pm but were intercepted by the military personnel already waiting at the gate.
Reacting to the development, NDF wondered why the authorities have continued to threat the issue of the IMN with kids’ gloves.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, shortly after the bloody clash, Dr. Abdulakdir Bolaji, Secretary General of NDF, called on the authorities to immediately expel all known IMN members from Abuja.
The group also demanded that all those arrested in connection with the attack on National Assembly must be arraigned for treason and attempt to overthrow the government.