Breaking: Again, Shiites Protest Turns Violent In Abuja

Again, a fresh protest on Tuesday by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiite turned violent after they were dispersed by the security operatives.

The incident took place around Wuse 2 near Banex, Abuja, the nation’s capital.

A protest by the IMN group on Monday led to the death of at least 13 people including a police officer, a journalist and 11 Shiites. The police also announced the arrest of over 50 of the protesters.

The IMN members are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been detained since December 2015.

Mr El-Zakzaky and his wife are accused of involvement in the killing of a soldier.

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