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Police Open Fire As Shi’ite Members Set NEMA Station On Fire

A sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat, Abuja, has been set on fire by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi’ites.

Also, two vehicles of the agency were set ablaze while firefighters are currently battling to put out the inferno, TheCable reports.

According to a witness, the Shi’ite members, who were marching on the streets of Abuja set the sub-station ablaze after the police disrupted their protest.

The protest, was said to had began from NITEL junction at Wuse 2, was disrupted by armed  policemen who have cordoned the road leading to the national assembly and three arms zone  .

Bullets were fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square.  

However, at least two corpses was seen at the scene of the attack, the report says.

The IMN members better known as Shi’ites had hit major roads within the city to protest the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.

Most of the roads have been abandoned as many residents scuttled to safety.



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