Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday began sharing tweets advising other residents to stay away from certain parts of city.
The Nigerian Army and the Police, they said, were attacking people protesting the detainment of the head of Nigeria’s Islamic Movement, Ibrahim El Zakzaky.
Areas to avoid included Transcorp, NCC, Unity Fountain, Millennium Park areas of Maitama.
Photos shared on Twitter showed a police vehicle spraying water canisters, security operatives shooting tear gas, and a bullet hole through a window purportedly being from the protest.
See the photos and videos below:
Just got this info Abuja residents!! Please don't go towards Maitama axis. There is a riot taking place in front of NCC people are been shot, a stray bullet hit a friend inside NCC plsss
From a friend ..
I think it’s a confirm news pic.twitter.com/v2pRNxV4OC
— Titilayo Oluwaseun (@Titilayo92) April 16, 2018
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