Tragedy as Shi’ites clash claims one life in Abuja

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 Open fire as police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites, clashed at Berger roundabout in Abuja.

According to a member of the IMN, Yahaya Friday, the police opened fire on them during their regular protest in the nation’s capital.

During the clash, a police officer was killed.

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The police authority said he was stabbed by one of the protesters.

Reacting to the development, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it restored calm at Berger Round-About after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed IMN.

A statement issued by the FCT police command spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam said: “One of the Police Officer, ASP Adama Ezekiel, deployed to restore calm during the violent protest paid the supreme price as a result of the brutal attack where he was stabbed by one of the irate protesters.”

“Forty-nine (49) members of the sect were arrested and will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of the investigation.”

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