BEVERLY HILLS, July 11, (THEWILL) – Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, aka Shi’ites, have again clashed with the Police at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday.
The Police fired gunshots and tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters, while five members of the group were apprehended by the security operatives.
The confrontation sparked panic as workers, commuters and motorists fled to avoid being caught in the melee.
THEWILL recalls that the group had stormed the National Assembly complex on Tuesday, during which they shot two policemen and also torched three cars and damaged many other vehicles and property.
Forty suspects were arrested in connection with the Tuesday incident.