Watch Photos/Video as Shiites, Police Clash During Protest in Abuja

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Protest by members of the Shiites movement turned violence this afternoon after some members of the movement clashed with the police in at the Central Business District in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The group, also known as Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) , began the protest at Nitel junction and marched towards the secretariat.

The police had asked the Islamic group members not to stage any protest out the designated area for protest in Abuja which is the Unity Fountain. However the Shiites who are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim ElZakzaky, dared the police and took their protest to the Central Business district.

The protest, however, turned violent as government vehicles owned by the emergency management agency were burnt by the aggrieved protesters.

See photos/video from the protest below…

 

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Many feared dead as Shiites and police engage in fierce gun battle in Abuja (photos)Many feared dead as Shiites and police engage in fierce gun battle in Abuja (photos)

 

Many feared dead as Shiites and police engage in fierce gun battle in Abuja (photos)

Many feared dead as Shiites and police engage in fierce gun battle in Abuja (photos)

Many feared dead as Shiites and police engage in fierce gun battle in Abuja (photos)

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