A yet-to-be-identified man has been allegedly shot dead by the police in Abuja during a protest by members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, over the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky in a correctional center in Kaduna.
It was also gathered that another man sustained injuries arising from bullets fired by the police to disperse the protesters. The protesters, better known as Shi’ites, had marched about 400 metres from the popular Utako market towards Berger roundabout when
The incident which happened on Tuesday 21st of January 2020. According to Eyewitnesses they said the first victim who was hit by a bullet on the head died on the spot, while the second was shot in the leg while trying to flee the scene. “The two victims are not our members. They were unlucky passersby we however suspect them to be civil servants going home after the day’s work. It was an unfortunate attack.
Also confirming the incident, Secretary of the Academic Forum of the Movement, Abdullahi Musa, condemned the police’s use of force on unarmed protesters. He buttressed that IMN sympathizes with the family of the victims and called for the arrest and prosecution of those behind the dastardly act.