Abuja boils as Shiite, security agencies clash again

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There was tension in Abuja Monday evening as the military and police resisted the attempt by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, otherwise referred to as Shiite, to come into Abuja.

Members of the group who were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, gathered at Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory for a procession.

They were reported to have barricaded the roads and restricted movements.

It took a combined team of policemen and soldiers to thwart their efforts.

Members of the security team were said to have shot into the air thus dispersing the crowd.

It would be recalled that there was a clash between members of the Shiite group and security agencies on Saturday.

They were embarking on a procession in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory when they were halted.