July 9, 2019 / 4:19 PM / 2 months ago

Nigerian Shi'ite group says police shot at them outside parliament

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian police shot at Shi’ite protesters outside the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday but the protesters did not shoot back, a spokesman for the Shi’ite group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), told Reuters.

The assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after shots were fired. Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reporting by Abraham Achirga; Editing by Paul Carsten and Gareth Jones

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