By: JULIANA KATUNG and PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
The trial of the Islamic Movements in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 caused disruption of human and vehicular movement in the metropolis of Kaduna as people from various demographics, mainly women refused to report for work or at their business places.
Some commuters had to be abandoned at destinations other than theirs by bus drivers because major roads in the metropolis were blocked.
People were seen running as security operatives were trying their best to ensure they didn’t any closer. Gun shots were fired in air to disperse those who were stubborn.
This is coming on the heels of what happened the last time the case of the Islamic leader was heard in the state, when a Police Inspector was allegedly killed by the followers of the Sheikh.
A walk round the metropolis by correspondents showed that all the stores, market and business centres remained shut down while some banks within the areas surrounding the venue of the hearing were shut.