Three police officers were on Tuesday shot as members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), popularly known as Shiite group, stormed the National Assembly to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
It was gathered that the shooting occurred when the protesters tried to force their way into the assembly complex.
The Shiites broke down the first gate and proceeded to the second, which serves as the main entrance to the complex.
However, security operatives on ground repelled the protesters by firing gunshots into the air to disperse them while police officers have since locked the entrance of the National Assembly as sounds of gunshots rented the air.
Some cars were also destroyed by the protesters.
The protesters numbering over 100 were also heard chanting songs of solidarity for their leader who has been in detention since 2015.
The incident has created pandemonium within the Assembly complex.
Tuesday’s incident is the second time in less than three months the group would be invading the National Assembly.
A similar altercation occurred between the group and security operatives in April which caused the lawmakers to hurriedly adjourn plenary that day.
El-Zakzaky was arrested in December 2015 after the Shiites group clashed with a convoy of the Chief of Army Staff in Kaduna State.
There has been several court orders granting him bail since his detention in 2015 but the government have fail to comply with the orders which made his followers to embark on series of protests.