An unidentified man was reportedly killed and many injured during a fiasco that ensued between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, and personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja.
Secretary of IMN’s Academic Forum, Mr Abdullahi Musa, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, yesterday.
He alleged that the security operatives used tear gas canisters and live bullets on members of the sect, who were demonstrating in front of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, head office, Abuja, in a bid to disperse them.
According to him, the protest march to NHRC was in commemoration of the 70th birthday of their detained leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and to demand his unconditional release from government custody. (Vanguard)