Nigerian police and Shi'ite group clash in capital, one dead -Reuters correspondent

by Reuters
Monday, 22 July 2019 13:30 GMT

ABUJA, July 22 (Reuters) - A Reuters photographer saw what appeared to be one dead body after clashes between Nigerian police and a group of Shi'ite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja on Monday.

Nigerian police tweeted that they were taking measures to bring the protest under control. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) group has demonstrated regularly to demand the release of its leader, who has been in detention since 2015. (Reporting by Afolabi Sotunde, Paul Carsten and Camillus Eboh in Abuja; Additional reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram and Libby George in Lagos; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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