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Gunshots as Shi’ites and police clash in Abuja

Gunshots as Shi’ites and police clash in Abuja
January 26
14:28 2021

There was gunfire in the federal capital territory (FCT) on Tuesday as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with police officers.

The incident occurred around 1:00pm on Aguiyi Ironsi street, Maitama where Transcorp Hilton is located.

The IMN members marched from the National Human Rights Commission on the same street, and were on the road leading to Hilton when the brush happened.

The protesters better known as Shi’ites are demanding the release of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, their leader.


El-Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 after Shi’ites and soldiers clashed in Zaria, Kaduna state.

The authorities have refused to release him despite a court order.

On Tuesday, a court in Kaduna ordered the prison authorities in the state to release the IMN leader and Zeenat, his wife, for COVID-19 treatment.


Editor’s note: The picture used in this report is a file photo. 

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