ABUJA, Nigeria – Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, clashed with the Police in Abuja on Tuesday evening.
The clash occurred near Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
One person has been reported dead and an unspecified number of people injured.
The IMN has been calling for the release of its leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
A similar protest occurred on Monday also in Abuja.
The police arrested five persons for “attacking personnel and citizens”.
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This is the capital, Abuja.
— 💯🔌 ABUJA PLUG 🔌💯🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@ABUJAPLUG) January 26, 2021
I heard the police and the so called Shiites are exchanging gun fire in Abuja, Nigeria
My question is, who are the ones that always get weapon for this Shiites? 🤔
This Nigeria is just something else 💔 pic.twitter.com/qRv9NEbaJl
— ᴇʙᴇɴᴇᴢᴇʀ ᴇᴋᴘᴇɴʏᴏɴɢ (@MeetEbenezer) January 26, 2021