Ibrahim El-Zakzaky: Tension, Tight Security As Cleric’s Trial Resumes in Kaduna
Security operatives comprising of Officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), are on red alert around the area and premises of the Kaduna state high court following the trail of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
The case will be presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna High Court, who will look into charges like disruption of public peace and unlawful assembly made against El-Zakzaky.
Going by the trial at the court, sitting in the state capital, all roads leading to Kaduna central market, Kawo, Angwan Rimi were blocked by police vehicles, while fierce-looking security officers were posted to strategic places.
Shops, offices, were under lock and key as shop owners, who managed to come, were seen discussing insecurity bedeviling the state and country in groups.
Roadside hawkers as well as vehicular movement were all restricted in a bid to forestall any breakdown of law and order.