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Shiites & Police Clash Video: 12 Killed In Abuja As Islamic Movement Of Nigeria Members Clashed With Police

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Shiites & Police Clash Video: 12 Killed In Abuja As Islamic Movement Of Nigeria Members Clashed With Police

The Islamic Movement Of Nigeria (a Shiites group) yesterday clashed with police in Abuja.

The clash happened at the Eagle Square, Federal Secretariat and near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.

Watch the video below

The protest centered around the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky led to a massive war that claimed the lives of 12 people. 

According to eyewitnesses, the police prevented the protesting Shiites from storming the Federal Secretariat by firing gunshots and tear gas even as the protesters forced their way through the area. 

It was gathered that the attempt by the police to disperse the sect members failed as the security details appeared to have been overwhelmed by the surging protesters.

Unconfirmed reports said more than five Shiite members were killed.

The protest, which began from NITEL Junction at Wuse 2, was said to have been disrupted by policemen who condoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and the three Arms Zone.

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According to eyewitnesses, live ammunition was allegedly fired at the protesters as they advanced and made their way toward the Eagle Square and the Federal Secretariat.

The sustained shooting, it was learnt, led to commotion and pandemonium as workers and passersby ran for their dear lives.

The clash sparked panic as anxious workers at the Federal Secretariat, commuters and motorists fled the area.

There was a terrible traffic jam at the city centre, which forced many motorists to abandon their cars.

One of our reporters sighted the five bodies around the Federal Secretariat.

At the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) substation close to the Federal Secretariat, one water tanker and one operational vehicle stationed at the sub-station were set ablaze allegedly by the protesters.

Cars at the general motor park behind the Eagle Square were vandalised by the protesters.

The back windshield of a car at the National Assembly car park was shattered by what was described as “stray bullet”.

The sect members retreated when they noticed that the security operatives had overpowered them.

Some security agents in army uniform were observed helping the police to contain the situation.

The sect members were said to have infiltrated the FCT Central Business Area from Maraba and Nyanya in Nasarawa State.

Traffic was heavy on Keffi-Abuja Expressway as soldiers conducted a stop-and-search operation.

IMN spokesman Abdullahi Musa said 10 of its members were shot dead; several others were injured.

A journalist identified as Precious Owolabi lost his life to the violent protest. He died of gunshot wounds at the hospital last night.



  1. Layeta Georgewill

    July 23, 2019 at 2:17 AM

    Another terrorist group on the rise. God save Nigeria from these monster.
    Let the security group release their leader if he has not skeleton in his cupboard

  2. iron bar

    July 23, 2019 at 2:18 AM

    Total deterioration of peace and progress.sunni vs shites..we dey mumu de go while other nations take over..what an ideology..


    July 23, 2019 at 4:40 AM

    The continuous detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, for almost four years without trial is unconstitutional, against the rule of law and unfortunately brought to a sour point in the human rights rating of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In fact, it is the height of impunity that had ever been committed by a democratic government in this country. It is even worse when a court has ordered the release of such a person, and the government contemptuously holds him. This was how Boko Haram emerged and eventually became the bone in the neck of the Nigerian government today. It appears lesson has not been learnt by the regime way of handling security issue in Nigeria. In a well civilized country, Buhari’s continuous disrespect and disregard for the rule of law would have long earned him impeachment and a speedy dethrownment or ejection from that office. Unfortunately that is not the case here. Our existing laws are not effective and it appears too much power is vested in the hands of the executive and that is why we will continue to witness more of this dictatorship rule.

  4. Jamiu

    July 23, 2019 at 6:21 AM

    release their leader asap. D detention is political

  5. DB

    July 23, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    When you even have soldiers and police stretched thin because they are fighting on all fronts the you know that the center cannot hold anymore and when the center cannot hold, THINGS FALL APART!

  6. truthful man

    July 23, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    i only hope they could get to Aso Rock and destroy everything including the president,s residence and kill 2 of Buhari,s family member then he will know he is nothing but a ,,DUMMY,, president he is the worst president in history of Nigeria he values cow,s lifes more than he values the people of the country people are dying everywhere every day but he cant be arsed so i wish something terrible happens to his own immediate family as well

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