Bloody Monday as Police, Shiites Clash in Abuja


The police on Monday shot and killed some members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly called Shiite group during a protest in Abuja.

Members of the group were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky by the federal government when the protest turned bloody. A journalist with Channels TV was hit by a stray bullet. 
According to eyewitnesses, the protest began at the NITEL junction in Wuse 2 when it was disrupted by armed policemen who blocked the road leading leading to the National Assembly and Three Arms Zone. 
The Inspector-General of Police has last week issued notice restricting protests within the city to Unity Fountain warning that protests will no longer be allowed at the Three Arms zone or around critical infrastructures. 
The protesters set fire to a station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) near the federal secretariat. 
Also members of the Shiite group were arrested by the Police.
The Police is yet to give official statement on the incident at the time of filing this report. 


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