Terhemen Abua with additional reports from Punch.
Shiite members demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El – Zakzaky, detained since 2015, were Monday in Abuja dispersed by the police with teargas as they attempted to force their way into the National Assembly complex.
The protesters were chased away and a few of them were arrested by policemen supported by civil defence operatives.
The police also fired gunshots in the air, causing fear and pandemonium as people scampered for safety, though a bloodbath youth was sighted been taken away a police team at Wise zone 3.
The number of those arrested could not be immediately ascertained.