Media and Communications Officer of the Special Task Force, also known as ‘Operation Safe Haven’, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, has said that one person was killed and several others injured in Jos as rival Muslim youths clashed with members of the Shi’ite movement who had protested the continued detention of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Subsequently, Iweha said that the Commander of the task force, Maj. Gen. Tagbo Udeh, has ordered a ban on all forms of processions and rallies in the state, adding that such rallies or processions must get the permission of the police.
Hundreds of Shi’ite women, all clad in black, had staged a protest in Jos on Saturday, demanding the release of El-Zakzaky, his wife and members of the movement that were arrested when they clashed with soldiers on December 12, in Zaria, Kaduna State for proper medical attention
They had also demanded the corpses of their members who were allegedly killed by the soldiers for proper burial according to Islamic tradition.