Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, on Tuesday, took to the streets of Abuja in protest against the French President, Emmanuel Macron, over an alleged offensive publication on Prophet Mohammed by a French citizen.
Members of the sect were seen marching from NITEL junction to the Wuse Market, where they set a French flag ablaze.
The incident caused serious traffic jam in the area.
The Secretary of the Academic Forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa, said the rally was aimed at condemning the action of the French President over the derogatory publication.
He said, “We set the French flag on fire in reaction to the attack on Islam and Muslims by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, since the heinous crime of publishing cartoons of the Prophet by the magazine, Charlie Hebdo.”