NEMA station on fire as police, Shiites clash again

Shiites protest for Zakzaky

The police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have clashed again in Abuja.

The Shiites were said to have set a sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat, Abuja, on fire, after the police disrupted their protest on Monday.

Two vehicles of the agency were also set ablaze.

The protest, which 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.

The policemen shot at the protesters who were advancing towards the Eagle Square.

Several persons have been injured in the clash while at least two persons have been reportedly killed.

The group is protesting the refusal of the Federal Government to release its leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky, and his wife, who have been in detention since 2015.

Shiites and the police had first clashed on July 9 after they gained entrance into the premises of the National Assembly.

Nine policemen were injured in that clash.