Shi’ites clash: many died, scores injured


For the second time in two days, Men of the Nigerian Army — joined by those of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) — opened fire on Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) members on Monday in Abuja at Nyanya checkpoint along Mararaba road.

The Shi’ites, who were coming from Mararaba axis, were stopped by the armed policemen and soldiers drafted to mount a road block in the area.

As at the time of filing this report, the exact casualty toll could not ascertained.
The clash, being the second in two days happened at 2pm on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday, SaharaReporters reported that at least five followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky were killed in a clash with soldiers in Zuba, gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja.