Again, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites on Monday clashed with the police at the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The Shiite members who have been protesting for the release of their incarcerated leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky stormed the area to continue their and reportedly grounded vehicular movement and other activities there.
Witnesses said they took over the roads around the Three Arms Zone, just a few metres from the Presidential Villa and the National Assembly complex.
They were reportedly armed with stones, daring the security operatives that were earlier deployed in the area to dislodge them.
It was gathered that a team of policemen swiftly arrived at the scene to disperse the protesting Shiite members.
The protesters were removed from the area with tear gas and water cannon, while the Shiites also destroyed a police vehicle.
Monday’s incident is the latest in the series of clashes between both parties this year.