1 killed as Police, Shi’ites clash in Abuja

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There was pandemonium in Abuja as one person was reportedly during a clash between the police and members the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites in Abuja.

The group on Tuesday staged the protest near National Rights Commission (NHRC) junction in Maitama placards to demand the unconditional release leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from Kaduna Correctional Center.

Trouble started when a detachment armed policemen sighted the near Transcorp Hilton junction fired teargas canisters and live bullets to disperse them.

One of the was shot in the stomach in the process, leaving many others injuries.

The situation caused pandemonium in the area as motorists and passersby scampered for safety to avoid being caught in the saga.

The area was also crowded as motorists were seen following alternative routes.

in 2019 ordered the Department of Services (DSS), to transfer the Sheikh EI-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah to the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kaduna.

government is prosecuting the IMN leader and his wife for alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public and among other charges.