By Toby Prince
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has condemned the ongoing clash between security agencies and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (INM) otherwise known as Shiites.
For the second time in barely 48 hours, the Islamic protesters collided with security personnels, Tuesday, in Abuja.
Saraki in a post on his Twitter page lamented the loss of lives in Abuja and called on protesters and security agents to exercise restraint and maintain peace.
The Senate President wrote: “From the reports I have received, the ongoing protest in Abuja is escalating — with significant loss of lives and damage to property.
“Right now, I call on the protesters and our security agents to exercise extreme restraint and tow the path of peace.”
The IMN group on Tuesday stormed Abuja again and consequently clashed with security agents.
The Shiites members continued protesting against the continued detention of thier leader, El-Zazakky.
The protesters were in their numbers matching to the Central Business District of Abuja when they were stopped by men of the Nigeria Police, who fired gunshots and teargas to disperse them.
Several persons were said to have been injured.