Several gunshots have been fired with the entire Aguiyi Ironsi and Gana Streets in Maitama vicinity currently eye-blazing with so much tear gas in the air, fired from Police tear gas canisters versus Shiites.
Riot in Abuja as Shiite protesters battle police in Maitama Area pic.twitter.com/QlMsiXIY9v
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The police are currently battling Shiites demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. Mr El-Zakzaky has been detained without trial for over two years.
Reports say stray bulllets have hit several buildings with many feared injured in the ongoing fracas.
This is after the protesters stormed the Institute For Peace and Conflict Resolution Abuja, in Abogo Largema a Central business district area in Abuja.
Members of the Shiite movement are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and lamenting over his continued detention without trial for over two years.
The protest is reported to have started from the Unity Fountain, beside Transcorp hotel.
The Police officers in order to disperse the protesters fired teargas, forcefully dispersing them.
This eventually led to resistance, forcing the protesters to throw stones at the police patrol vehicle.
According to videos shared on social media, the police fired teargas to disperse the protesters at the Unity Fountain, beside Transcorp hotel.