Police fire gunshots as Shi’ites protest again in Abuja

Police fire gunshots as Shi’ites protest again in Abuja

Chidi Samuel|

The police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria who thronged the federal secretariat on Thursday morning to protest the continued detention of their leader.

The clash sparked panic as anxious workers, commuters and motorists fled for their lives.

The sect members, who stormed the national assembly on Tuesday and left on their trail many burnt cars and injuring about ten police officers later regrouped at another location to continue with their protest.

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