Shiites Again Clash With Security Operatives

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites on Tuesday again clashed with security operatives in Abuja.

The Shiite members said they were holding a peaceful procession to mark the 2018 Arbaeen, a religious observance mostly celebrated by Shiites.

The group marched from the Aguiyi Ironsi Road in the Maitama area through Wuse II before they were eventually stopped by the security operatives as they attempted to gain access into the central business district in Abuja.

The police dispersed the Shiite members using teargas, leading to the violence.

The group said they will continue protesting the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, by the Federal Government.

Solacebase recalled that this is the third time within the week that the group is clashing with security agents which has led to loss of lives and properties.