Update: Gunshots as Shiites protest in Abuja, Lagos over Sheik El-Zakzaky

Update: Gunshots as Shiites protest in Abuja, Lagos over Sheik El-Zakzaky

- Shiites are still protesting the incarceration of their leader Sheik El-Zakzaky

- The protest is ongoing in Lagos and Abuja simultaneously

- According to reports, five members of the Islamic group have been apprehended for the protest

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have once again protested the incarceration of their leader, Sheik El-Zakzaky. This time, the protest is ongoing in Lagos and Abuja simultaneously.

In Maryland area of Lagos, Shiite members were seen in hundreds with banner displaying photos of El-Zakzaky and calling for his release.

However, the Abuja protest has turned violent as they reportedly clashed with police personnel at the federal secretariat.

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They were said to be marching towards Eagle Square, singing anti-government songs when they were intercepted by armed anti-riot policemen who demanded to see their leaders.

The leaders were reported to have been arrested immediately they came forward, The Cable reports.

Reports also have it that in efforts to disperse them, the police fired gunshots and tear gas canisters to the crowd. In all, five Shiite members were said to have been arrested by the security operatives.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Shiites broke into the National Assembly complex on Tuesday, July 9.

The move which resulted in a clash with security operatives left some policemen and Shiite members injured.

Legit.ng also reported that Umar Abdullahi, a sergeant, who was injured during the invasion died from the injuries he sustained during the attack.

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