Police Allegedly Kill Passerby In Attempt To Disperse Shiite Protesters In Abuja

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A middle-aged man has been shot dead by a policeman in Abuja during a protest by members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as ‘Shiites’. 

The incident occurred at the Berger roundabout on Tuesday 21st January, 2020 when armed policemen opened fire on the protesters.

It was gathered that the bullet hit the young on the head and he gave up the ghost at the scene of the incident.  Another person was said to have been shot on the leg.

As at time of filing this report, the area had been deserted as people ran for fear of being hit by police bullets. 

Secretary of the Academic Forum of the Movement, Abdullahi Musa, confirmed to newsmen that the victim was not their member. 

He went ahead to condemn the brutality of the police for killing an innocent citizen for just no reason.

Calls put across to Anjuguri Manzal, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer was not responded to.

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