A federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday struck out a violation of human rights suit filed against Nigerian Army by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shi’ites.
But the lawyer to the Shi’ites, Festus Okoye says they will appeal.
The suit was filed on behalf of the Shi’ite leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El Zakzaky, who has been in detention for more than a year.
He and his wife were seeking to enforce their “fundamental human rights to life, peaceful assembly, and to own property.
Zakzaky was detained after his followers clashed with soldiers in Kaduna, in December 2015.