Police Tear-Gas Shiites Protesters In Abuja
Police, on Monday, clashed with members of the Shia group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, who were campaigning the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, detained since 2015 in Abuja.
The protesters were teargassed as they made attempt to enter the National Assembly.
A police reinforcement, supported by the Civil Defence, later fired tear gas at the protesters and chased fleeing demonstrators into the neighbouring federal secretariat as they struggled for air.
The chase, headed towards the national mosque, created pandemonium as people scampered for safety.