Police Clashes With Shiite Members In Abuja, One Dead

The clash between Shiite members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the Nigerian police has forced Protesters to be forcefully dispersed in Abuja, leading to the death of an IMN member.

“He was shot dead while trying to gain access to the Unity Fountain alongside members of the sect,” the witness said. The incident which occurred at the Unity Fountain, beside Transcorp hotel, in Abuja, according to Premium Times saw police firing tear gas on the protesters who are believed to be Shiites demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been detained without trial for over two years.

This came a few days after the police said they banned all protests, peaceful or not, at the Unity Fountain. However, the police denied outlawing public protest , stating that “public protest or procession anywhere in Nigeria” is lawful insofar they are peaceful.

This came a few days after the police said they banned all protests, peaceful or not, at the Unity Fountain. However, the police denied outlawing public protest, stating that “public protest or procession anywhere in Nigeria” is lawful insofar they are peaceful

By Amos Kalu

A Media Consultant/ICT Expert. Website Developer and CEO/Chief Editor OHAFIA TV News.

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