Shiites members set Abuja NEMA office on fire


A sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat, Abuja, is gutted by fire.

Two vehicles of the agency were set ablaze while firefighters are currently battling to put out the inferno.

According to an eye witness report, he said the aggrieved members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi’ites who were marching on the streets of Abuja set the sub-station ablaze after the police disrupted their protest.

The protest, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who have cordoned the road leading to the national assembly and three arms zone.

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Bullets were fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square, at least two corpses were counted at the scene of the attack.

The IMN members better known as Shi’ites had hit major roads within the city to protest the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.

Most of the roads have been abandoned as many residents scuttled to safety.

Source: The Cable



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