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PHOTOS: Shiites protest turns violent in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have again dared government as they clashed with the police at the Federal Secretariat.

The police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the protesters.

The clash sparked panic as anxious workers, commuters and motorists fled in fear.

Pic. 12. National Emergency Management Agency’s vehicles set ablaze near the Federal Secretariat by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (a.k.a Shiites), during a protest which turned violent in Abuja on Monday (22/7/19). The Shiites are demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention for alleged murder since Dec. 2015.
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Pic. 14. Security personnel apprehend a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (a.k.a Shiites), whom they chased from the Federal Secretariat to Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Central Area, during a protest which turned violent in Abuja on Monday (22/7/19). The Shiites are demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention for alleged murder since Dec. 2015.
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Pic. 13. National Emergency Management Agency’s vehicles and outpost near the Federal Secretariat set ablaze by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (a.k.a Shiites), during a protest which turned violent in Abuja on Monday (22/7/19). The Shiites are demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention for alleged murder since Dec. 2015.
04773/22/7/2019/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

 

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