Nigeria Parliament On Lockdown After Clash With Shi’ite Group

www.oann.com | 7/9/2019 | Staff
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ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shi’ite Muslim protesters.

Both sides blamed the other for the shooting. In a statement, police said two officers were shot and wounded in the legs, and six other officers were injured by individuals using clubs and stones.

Abdullahi - Muhammad - Musa - Protester - Member

But Abdullahi Muhammad Musa, a protester and member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), told Reuters that police fired the shots, killing two protesters, after they peacefully tried to enter the assembly building.

IMN, a group that represents Nigeria’s minority...
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