JUST IN: Top Police Officer, DCP Umar Killed In Shiite-Police Clash In Abuja

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar Usman.

The unending protest of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites has claimed the life of a top police officer with the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

PRNigeria reports Monday evening that the deceased was Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar AK Usman.

DCP Umar was allegedly killed by the protesters while trying to prevent the hostile action of destruction of property at the axis of the federal secretariat and three arms zone.

Consequent of the violence, security was beefed up at the Force headquarters to prevent reprisal attacks over the arrest of scores of the protesters who are demanding the release of the spiritual sect leader, Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky.

Meanwhile, Abdullahi Musa, the Secretary of IMN Academic Forum, has blamed the Police for the fatal clash.

He said in an interview with reporters on Monday that “Security forces led by the Nigeria Police shot at our members, and injured many others. I can confirm to you that, we have carried away six dead bodies belonging to our members.