Shi’ite Protesters Clash With Nigeria Military, Police in Abuja
|07/24/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi’ite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, according to a Reuters witness.
The air was thick with tear gas as soldiers and police officers made arrests. The Shi’ite group marched in protest against the continued detention of its leader, despite a court ruling that he be released.
The violence happened a day after at least three people – including a journalist and senior policeman – were killed in a similar confrontation in the administrative heart of Abuja. As many as 10 more people may have died in the violence, read more >>>