Just in: Violence as El-Zakzaky protesters reply police teargas with stones

A protest march by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja, Friday, turned violent after the protesters replied the teargas shot at them by the police with stones.

Police officers using tear gas and water to chase members of Academics Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during a protest demanding the release of their leader, El- Zak Zaky at the entrance of National Human Rights Commission in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Trouble started when the protesters broke into a barrier mounted by the police while they were marching to the Unity Fountain, Abuja to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Police Tear Gas El-Zakzaky Protesters in Abuja with Water Canons.
Police officers using tear gas and water to chase members of Academics Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during a protest demanding the release of their leader, El- Zak Zaky at the entrance of National Human Rights Commission in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Reports say the police, on seeing the protesters break in to the barrier, began firing teargas at them.

Another report has it that the police also shot live bullets at the protesters.

No casualty has been reported yet so far.

It said, in retaliation, the protesters responded by throwing stones at the police personnel.

 

Details soon..

 

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