Live Ammunition Fired at Shiite Protesters in Abuja as they Demand Release of Leader, El Zakzaky.

Live Ammunition Fired at Shiite Protesters in Abuja as they Demand Release of Leader, El Zakzaky.

23 Jul 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence22 Jul 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Police
Rights ImplicatedFreedom of assembly.
Actions Taken

“The protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who had cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and Three Arms Zone. Live ammunition was fired at the protesters as they advanced toward the Eagle Square leading to commotion and pandemonium in the area.”

Region of Occurrence North East Nigeria

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