Police-Shi’ites clash: PDP calls for inquest

Another group of Shiites protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for an immediate inquest into the clash between security forces and members of the Shi’ite movement, in Abuja.

The shi’ites who have staged marches around Abuja clashed with security forces at the Transcorp Hilton hotel junction.

The video of the class has gone viral on social media.

In a statement issued by it’s National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said it is “gravely worried over the handling of security in the nation’s capital and the near breakdown of law and order, which resulted
in stampede and disruption of public and private businesses in the city
center”.

The statement read in part: “The PDP has noted that the development is linked with protests over the
continued refusal of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to release the leader of the group, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, despite being granted bail by courts of competent jurisdiction.

“The party further notes the continued show of force and infringements on
the rights of citizens by the APC administration.

“Furthermore, the PDP and indeed all lovers of democracy across the
country are deeply concerned by the continued erosion of democratic
tenets by the APC administration, resulting in avoidable crisis in
various parts of the country”.

The PDP however  sued for calm, while demanding for an immediate inquest into the
cause of this clash.

“We also urge security high commands to ensure that this matter is nipped
in the bud with the highest level of professionalism”, Ologbondiyan further said.

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