Pictures: Police break up Shiites’ protest at National Assembly

Police fire teargas at protesting Shiites

Protesting Shiites
The Police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as the Shiites on Wednesday clashed at the entrance of the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.

The Shiites were at the assembly complex to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky by the government.

Here are some pictures taken by our correspondent, Femi Ipaye, during the protest.

Police fire teargas at protesting Shiites
Protesting Shiites
Protesting Shiites
Police fire teargas at protesters
Protesting Shiites