Six feared killed, journalist shot as Shiites, security operatives clash in Abuja
No fewer than six members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, otherwise known as Shi’ites are feared dead in a bloody clash involving the Muslim sect and the police in Abuja on Monday.
News Men gathered that the clash, which took place at the Federal Secretariat Complex, also had vehicles reportedly belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, set ablaze.
The protesters had gathered at the popular NITEL Junction in Wuse II for a protest march to the Three Arms Zone to continue their call for the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, from government detention.
However, they were resisted by gun-wielding security personnel, who ordered that they stop their protest march and disperse.
In the ensuing fiasco, sporadic gunshots were fired which left about six persons feared dead and a journalist with Channels TV battling for his life.
NEMA outpost set ablaze as Shiites, Police clash in Abuja [VIDEO]
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) shed/outpost was Monday afternoon set ablaze by Shi’ite members in Abuja.
This is following the clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shiites, and the police, on Monday at the federal secretariat in Abuja.
According to TVC, NEMA outpost was set ablaze as Shiite members destroyed police vehicles in the area.
DAILY POST had reported that the Shiites last week claimed that their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was on the verge of going blind and may also lose his life if not allowed to go for medical treatment.
IMN raised the alarm after the Kaduna State High Court on Thursday, ordered that the Islamic cleric should remain in detention.