Published On: Tue, May 15th, 2018

Police disperse Shi’ite protesters in Abuja

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Some Arrested Shi’ah members, Police Van Damage and Senior Crime Officer, Mr. Linus Ogar who was beat to a coma, during the clash with the police, at the Federal Secretariat, yesterday in Abuja. Photo: Mahmud Isa

By Ese Awhotu Abuja

The police on Monday dispersed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The Shiite members took to the secretariat complex to press for the release 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.
They were reportedly armed with stones, daring the security operatives that were earlier deployed in the area to dislodge them.
A source, however, confirmed to newsman that a team of policemen swiftly arrived at the scene to disperse the protesting Shiite members.

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