Deputy Police Commissioner killed in Shiites-Police Clash in Abuja


A top police officer with the Federal Capital Territory Command (FCT) has lost his life as members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites sustain protest that has turned bloody in the nation’s capital.

The deceased, according to PRNigeria, was a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar Usman. 

DCP Umar was killed by the protesters while trying to prevent the hostile action of destruction of property at the axis of the federal secretariat and three arms zone. 

Consequent upon the violence, security has been beefed up at the Force headquarters to prevent reprisal attacks over the arrest of scores of the protesters.
Members of Shiites are demanding the unconditional release of their spiritual sect leader, Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky.

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