Soldiers flogged some female members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway in Abuja on Tuesday.
Soldiers who mounted strategic location on the ever-busy road, flagged the motor conveying women and whipped and kicked the defenseless women as they alighted from vehicle, TOS NEWS has gathered.
It was gathered that soldiers searched the vehicles in bid to identify IMN members.
“Come out now! You are one of them!” a well-built armed soldier barked at a man in one of the buses.
A source who preferred anonymity, said that she was on the way to Jabi motor park with her family members when the soldiers forced them out of the bus.
“Before my mother get on the bus again, the driver was forced to move on. We could not help but cry hard as we don’t know what will happen to her,” She said.
The number of people that were arrested are yet unknown as at the time this report was filled.
The Shiites were moving to a location where they were to hold a procession.
Despite the ban on Shiites procession in Abuja, members of the sect have continued to march on the streets of the nation’s capital at intervals.
TOS NEWS reported in July that a Kaduna High Court discharged and acquitted Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN Leader, who was arrested after some of his followers clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State, in 2015..