There has been yet another violent clash between the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiite, and the police. Many people were injured in the clash which happened Monday morning at the Federal Secretariat.
A Channels TV reporter was hit in the stomach by a stray bullet. He has been rushed to hospital. Several cars and properties were also burnt by the violent protesters.
The Shiites are demanding the release of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who the federal government has kept in detention despite several court orders for his release.
The protest, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who had cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and three arms zone.
Live ammunition was fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square leading to commotion and pandemonium in the area.
The police have however taken charge of the situation.