An afternoon protest by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites has left a secondary school student dead when the police were dispersing members of the movement at the Wuse Market in Abuja.
THE WHISTLER learnt that the girl was returning from Government Secondary School, Wuse, when she ran into the policemen dispersing the crowd.
Unconfirmed report said a witness at the scene of the incident gave the name of the policeman who mistakenly shot the victim as Geoffrey A. Rafah.
Also, this paper learnt that two journalists, who were covering the incident were arrested. Afolabi Sotunde of Reuters was one of the journalists.
This is not the first time a stray bullet would hit innocent civilians in the protest of the IMN members.
Recall that in July 22 this year, a Corps member serving at Channels Television, Precious Owolabi and a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar were hit by stray bullets.
The protesters have for long been protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim Yaqoub El Zakzaky.
The IMN members are known to always come out in their numbers to call for the release of their leader, El-Zakzaky, who has been in custody of the Department State Services (DSS) since 2015.
El-Zakzaky was arrested after some Shiites members clashed with Nigerian soldiers during one of their processions in Zaria, Kaduna State.