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One Feared Dead As Police, Shiites Clash In Abuja

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At least one person was feared dead and many others injured on Tuesday as the police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites, clashed in Abuja.

The incident reportedly happened at the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory near the National Human Rights Commission, where the Shiites were protesting.

The police were said to have fired shots and teargas canisters to disperse the Shiites and in the process, one of them was hit by a bullet.

The President, Academic Forum of IMN, Abdullahi Mohammed, later told the Press that many people were injured during the incident.

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