Shiite Protesters clash with Police Officers in another face-off in Abuja

Emerging report reaching TOS TV, disclosed that members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), on Thursday, July 11, engaged the Nigeria Police in another face-off at the Federal Secretariat, while embarking on a protest to demand the release of their Leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Recall, that the sect had on Tuesday, July 9, attacked some detachment of Police Officers, stationed at the National Assembly, during their peaceful protest which turned violent, injuring nine of them, and several others.


According to reports, the Police were forced to use teargas canisters, which led to commotion, as people ran in different directions, to escape from the troubled spot.

Meanwhile, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), has called for an end to the violent activities of the group.

The convener of the group, Mr. Gabriel Tyonongo, who spoke at a Press Conference, on Thursday, described the attack on the Police by members of the IMN, as height of barbarism, and unpatriotic.

To this end, he called on the Federal Government to take a decisive action against the sect, before it snowballs into another dreaded sect like the boko haram sect.

Tyonongo said: “We understand that the attack on Parliament was a trial run, as the sect only used the weapons they were able to snatch from Policemen on the scene. There are feelers that the group will launch more attacks using weapons.

“The nation’s law enforcement Agencies are therefore, urged not to allow themselves to be caught unaware by the sects. The coming days will be critical, as they battle a group that sees nothing good in Nigeria. Nigerians must see it as their responsibility to expose the lies of the IMN, and to the reign of terror that the group wants to unleash on the land”, Tyonongo said.

The Coalition, added that it had reasonable cause to believe that the group’s long running battle and lies against the Nigerian Military, was a build up to Tuesday’s attack, adding that, the strategy was to demonize the Military, to a point where public opinion will force troops to ignore the IMN, even at their worst.