Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force are reportedly firing gunshots and teargas to disperse members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, during their protest in Abuja, on Friday.
The police are said to be shooting in the air to disperse the Shiite members who were marching through the Sultan Abubakar Way at Wuse, Abuja, on Friday.
A member of the IMN shared a photo of the incident via her Twitter handle @mustyy09.
“The Nigeria Army and police fired at peaceful #FreeZakzaky protesters at National mosque, Abuja.”
In another tweet, @mustyy09 wrote:
HAPPENING NOW IN ABUJA
NIGERIA SECURITY OPERATIVES ARE SHOOTING AT FOLLOWERS OF #ZAKZAKY 14:27
Until our last breath, we would never surrender to tyranny.
— Mustyy (@mustyy09) October 18, 2019
Another Twitter user @gbemioak also tweeted about the incident.
Shiites protesting at wuse zone 2 police on their trail shooting and throwing teargas everywhere. Shiites and police clash frightened people in the vicinity also infront of the mosque.
— EUBA (@gbemioak) October 18, 2019