Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) aka Shi’ites today clashed with officers of the Nigeria police force stationed at the federal secretariat, Abuja, during their protest.
The Shi’ites were protesting against the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who was arrested in December 2015 after some of his followers clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.
The Shiite members took to the secretariat complex on to protest the released of their leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The angry protesters were said to have grounded the complex and took over the roads in the area, just a few metres from the Presidential Villa and the National Assembly complex.
Apprehensive that the officers might stop their protest, the Islamic group members threw stones at policemen, destroying one of the police vehicles with plate number NPF246-7C.
A police officer was said to have sustained injuries during the clash