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.
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.