Security Forces Open Fire on Shi’a Muslims


A combined team of policemen and soldiers on Monday evening reportedly opened fire on the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’a, in Abuja .

The incident happened at Nyanya Check Point along Mararaba Road in the nation’s capital.

Security operatives were said to have intercepted the procession of the sect members who were marching from Mararaba/Nasarawa axis.

A witness said that the policemen and soldiers fired live bullets after failing in the bid to prevent the protesters from moving into the city.