Barely 24 hours after the bloody clash that claimed the lives of over 10 persons in Abuja, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites are again clashing with men of the Nigerian Police and Army following an attempt to stage another protest.
The Shi’ites gathered at the Wuse 2 area and began a procession. An attempt to stop them led to another round of shooting at the Banex area in Wuse 2 Abuja.
All shops and other business complexes within the area have been locked up by their owners for fear of being hit by stray bullet.
Watch video clips from the clash as shared online by eyewitnesses below:
BREAKING: Yet again, Police currently attacking Shiites around Banex plaza in Abuja. How long can this continue?
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) July 23, 2019
Please, avoid Banex – Emab Plaza axis of Wuse 2 Abuja.
The Shiites protest with the Police is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/rmNykb3AES
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) July 23, 2019
— RootsTv (@rootstvnigeria) July 23, 2019