Several members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria [IMN] were gunned down while equipment belonging to the the Federal Secretariat Emergency Response and Ambulance worth N200m was destroyed during a clash between police and IMN members in Abuja on Monday.
Trouble started when the police attempted to stop the Shiites’ procession on getting to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the Shiites started a procession around 12pm.
According to reports, the Shiites carrying petrol bombs, attacked the Emergency Response and Ambulance bay setting it ablaze.
Meanwhile, a yet-to-be-identified Channels Television Reporter was hit by a stray bullet in the ensuing fracas between the protesting Shiites and security operatives.
Policemen who cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and the three arms zone disrupted the protest by the Shiites, firing teargas to disperse the crowd.
IMN members have been protesting against the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has been in custody for over three years.
The protests had been relatively peaceful until recently when the Shiites staged a violent protest at the National Assembly last week leading to the death of two Shiites.
A policeman was also reported dead while other security agents were reportedly injured.
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