2 Killed, NEMA Sub-Station Set Ablaze as Shi’ites Protest in Abuja

A sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat, Abuja, is currently on fire as aggrieved members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites protested on the streets of Abuja on Monday.

The protesters set the sub-station ablaze after the police disrupted their protest.

Two vehicles of the agency were set ablaze while firefighters are currently battling to put out the inferno.

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.

Bullets were fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square. At least two persons were reportedly shot dead.

TheCable reports that a journalist was said to be among those shot but could not independently verify this as of the time this report was filed.

The 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.

More to come…

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