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JUST IN: Shiite protest causes heated argument in House of Reps

The security implications of the fact that Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites, should be revealed by the federal government became controversial in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

This was the follow-up to a motion of urgent national importance promoted by SE. Muhammed Shamsudeen Bello (APC Kano).

Bello had asked the Chamber to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the matter and report to the House within a week.

Other legislators have asked the federal government to obey the court orders and release it.

This caused three vocal vows and called for a split.

This culminated in a noisy plenary session that ended in a closed session that lasted more than thirty minutes.

Previously, members had talked about the recent attacks on security agents and government institutions, including the National Assembly.

Upon their return from the closed session, lawmakers decided to invite security and service leaders to protest by members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria.

This happened after numerous amendments. An amendment by HE. Herman Hembe (Benue) that the federal government should have obeyed court orders to free Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky was negative.

An amendment by Hon Lynda Ikepeazu (PDP that the government of the state of Kaduna should obey the orders of the court and free the Shiite leader was not put to sea.

However, the members adopted the sentence of an amendment by HE. Oluwole One of an ad hoc committee set up to interact with the executive in an attempt to consider the use of an alternative conflict resolution mechanism to resolve the crisis.

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