No fewer than two persons have been found dead after a Shi’ites protest was met with security force in the central area of the Federal capital territory, Abuja on Monday.
A sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat was also set ablaze and is currently on fire.
Two vehicles of the agency were set ablaze while firefighters are currently battling to put out the inferno.
Reports has it that 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 .
Bullets were fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square.
A yet to be verified report has it that a channels television journalist was among those shot.
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.
“I had to park my car and run for safety,” a resident said.