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Police fire guns during Shi’ite protest in Nigeria capital

12 July 2019 Police fired guns and teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi’ite Muslim group in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, Reuters witnesses saw on Thursday. Two Reuters witnesses heard gunshots and one saw policemen fire their weapons in an effort to disperse hundreds who gathered outside government buildings to demand the release of their leader. The Reuters witness …

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Iran summons Nigeria chargé d’affaires over Zakzaky situation

11 July 2019 Iran’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Nigeria’s chargé d’affaires to the country to express concern over reports of Nigerian Muslim leader Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky’s deteriorating health condition. Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced the summoning on Monday, describing Zakzaky as an “eruditely and distinguished figure.” “We hope that the efforts that are being taken [towards bettering Mr. …

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Nigeria’s National Assembly on lockdown after shots fired

9 July 2019 Nigeria’s National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shi’ite Muslim protesters, Reuters witnesses said. It was not immediately clear who had fired the shots or whether anyone had been injured, the witnesses said. Police used tear gas against the protesters, and smoke could be seen coming …

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