The reoccurring Shiite-Police Clash has resulted to the death of a high ranking police officer in Nigeria capital Abuja. DCP Usman Umar, was allegedly killed during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shiites.
According to report, his death has thrown the entire police community into mourning, with his colleagues describing the incident as painful. Umar, until his appointment as the DCP, Operations, was the Principal Staff Officer (PSO), to former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.
The protest, which began from NITEL junction at Wuse zone 2, was disrupted by armed policemen who cordoned off the road leading to the national assembly and three arms zone.Policemen who cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and the three arms zone disrupted the protest march by the Shiites firing tear gas to disperse the crowd.
The Police Force Headquarters has promised to issue a statement to that effect.