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House of Reps turns rowdy over El-Zakzaky’s release



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The House of Representatives on Tuesday turned rowdy when lawmakers disagreed on issues relating to the continued detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-zakzaky by the government.

During plenary, Linda Ikpeazu moved an amendment to a motion by Mohammed Bello (APC, Kano) for the federal government to obey a court order on the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

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After a vote on the motion was taken twice, without any clear majority, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabimila called for division of the house to allow headcount, however, the house became rowdy.
The house, therefore, moved into a closed-door session to take the vote.

It was gathered that at the end of meeting, the lawmakers concluded that the Shiite leader should not be released by the police.

Recall that protest by the Shiite members’ on Monday calling for the release of their leader, turned bloody as a top police officer and a journalist, among others were killed.

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