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Unpacking the Shiite Protests in Nigeria and the Risk of Radicalization

Jul 29, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria were reported to have set this building on fire during clashes with police in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, on July 22, 2019.

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria were reported to have set this building on fire during clashes with police in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, on July 22, 2019. Members of the Shiite group have been calling for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

(KOLA SULAIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have stormed the streets of the capital, spurring violent government crackdowns reminiscent of those that radicalized Boko Haram a decade ago....

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