Nigerians fear war between the country and two of the world’s most powerful countries in the world – the United States of America ( USA ) and Israel.

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This is because the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN ), otherwise known as Shiites  have just disclosed the reason behind setting ablaze, the national flags of the United States of America ( USA ) and Israel during a massive protest in Abuja.

The protesters, who gathered at the Wuse Market junction on Friday described the US and Israel as enemy and oppressors of Palestine.

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The Secretary of Academic Forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa said that they are burning the flags of the two countries to show their anger toward their oppressive tendency over Palestine.He said that the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari not to release him negated the principle of rule of law which he sworn to uphold.

He added that several courts of competent jurisdiction have ordered the release of their leader but the Nigeria government continued to keep him in the custody without no reason.

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The flags were displayed to the crowd with the caricature of President Donald Trump before a members of the group sprayed the fuel on the flags and set them on fire.

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The protesters were shouting Allahu Akbar; Allahu Akbar ; Allahu Akbar while the flags burnt to ashes. The incidence caused a traffic logjam in the area as vehicular and human movement were diverted by the traffic unit of the movement.

Also three coffins rapped with Palestinian flags were on display which signified the three children of Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky, who were killed by the security operatives during a protest in Zaria in 2014.

The movements had planned a massive protest to drive home their demands  for President Muhammadu Buhari to release Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky to enable him seek medical attention.

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The protest, which kicked off at the national mosque despite the presence of security operatives  who have barricaded and condoned all the roads leading to the mosque with the view to preventing the protesters from carrying the procession.

But the security agents drafted to the mosque were stunned with surge of ecstatic crowd who stormed the mosque in a commando style chanting anti-government songs and calling for the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky.

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The placard wielding protesters who divided themselves into different groups were chanting: Free Free Zakyzaky  ; Free Free Palestine.

The soldiers and anti-riot policemen, who have earlier planned to disperse the crowd with teargas, pepper spray and water canons have no option than to jettison the plan.

The group vowed to continue with the protest irrespective of the intimidation by the security agents.

The security operatives had on Friday morning launched a manhunt for the members of the movement as they  mounted several  road blocks  along Maraba-Abuja express way and subjected people to security checks.

Source: dailyadvent

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