Reports from Maitama part of Abuja says there is currently tension within the city following a clash between the Nigerian Police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shiites. Some photos and videos online show members of shiite attacking a police van.
The Shiite members are reportedly demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, his wife and other members of their group who have been in military detention since December 2015 following the bloody clash between the group and the military in Kaduna state.
The Islamic sect members reportedly got angry when the police tried to stop them from staging a protest atbthe Unity Fountain few days after the security agents granted approval for another Islamic sect, Tajjiniyya, to gather and celebrate their leader, Shehu Ibrahim Inyass Maulud 2018 at Eagle Square over the weekend. The Shiite members believe they are being marginalised by the security agents.
See videos and photos from the scene below