Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly known as Shi’ites on Monday took to the streets of Abuja again in protest.
According to multiple reports, the Shi’ites protest was reportedly met with a stiff force from security agencies throwing the Central Area of Abuja into palpable tension.
Some Nigerians took to Twitter to raise an alarm over the clash as they warned commuters to avoid the Central Area where the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are located.
A social media user Tweeted:
Shiites protesting right now in ABUJA. Please avoid Central Area- Secretariat axis. Casualties are being recorded at the moment.
— Aseniseself Omololu (@lome111) July 22, 2019
Another Twitter user wrote
If you’re in Abuja please stay away from central area at the moment, there is a serious gun battle between Shiite and police
— Pineapple Juice (@AwashThia) July 22, 2019
Abuja is on fire at the moment. Shite vs Police/Army in gun battle ata the moment.
Tell your loved ones to avoid central Area, Eagle Square, Federal Secretariat for now. #BBNaija #BBNaija2019 #MondayMorning #Abuja #COZA pic.twitter.com/SR2FWOBv0q
— Village boy (@amourab) July 22, 2019
Please avoid Central Area. Just avoid Ministry of Finance, foreign affairs area. Shiites vs police ! Stay safe
— BrownskinGirl (@fatousky) July 22, 2019
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