Nigerian military, police clash with Shia protesters in Abuja: Witnesses

Reuters , Tuesday 23 Jul 2019

Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shia Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, two witnesses told Reuters.

The air was thick with teargas as soldiers and police officers made arrests after the Shia group marched in protest against the continued detention of its leader, despite a court ruling that he be released.

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