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Again, Shiites, Security Agents Clash in Abuja

Policemen and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria clashed again by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs following reports that members of the IMN who belong to the Shiite sect were planning to burn down the ministry.

It was learnt that a vehicle was burnt down during the clash while several gunshots were fired during the clash which occurred between 12pm and 1.30pm.

It was observed that while the fracas lasted, operatives of the Department of State Services redirected commuters and motorists to the Muhammadu Ribadu Road to link main Asokoro outside the presidential villa.

The members of the IMN have been protesting against the continued detention of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzakky.

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