Police again fire teargas during Shi’ite protest in Abuja – eyewitness

Police fired teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi’ite Muslim group in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, SuncityNews witnesses saw on Monday

According to one of the protesters, “the protest started around Wuse Market, GTBank and ended at Berger bus stop, immediately after the Total Fuel station, but while the protesters were dispersing, some Police officers arrived the scene and started firing teargas at us which majorly affected other road users, commuters and people running their businesses around the area.” He said

Two eyewitnesses heard gunshots and one saw policemen fire their weapons in an effort to disperse hundreds who has continued to demand the release of their leader.

The police spokesman of the police did not respond to a phone call or text messages requesting comment.

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), a group that represents Nigeria’s minority Shi’ite Muslims, has said they will continue protesting until they secure the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015.

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