Nigerian military, police clash with Shi'ite protesters in Abuja -witnesses

by Reuters
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:44 GMT

ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) - Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite 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 Shi'ite group marched in protest against the continued detention of its leader, despite a court ruling that he be released. (Reporting by Abraham Achirga Writing by Paul Carsten Editing by Gareth Jones)

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