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Death, blood, as Shi'ites, soldiers clash in Abuja | 4Beta Naija
ABUJA – Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi'ites, and a combined force of the Nigerian Army and police, yesterday, engaged in a bloody clash which left some dead and many injured. Trouble was said to have started as the Shi'ites poured into the FCT from all major routes leading to the city centre to observe the Arbaeen mourning procession, despite warnings from security agencies not to do so. The latest clash, which was still on-going at press time, started at about 4:35pm, following a procession embarked upon by members of the religious group. Vanguard gathered that the group, which started its procession at Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was heading to Nyanya, the adjourning town between Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory, towards Abuja City, when soldiers on duty ordered them back. It was learned that the group's members resisted the directive as they engaged the soldiers in an argument which resulted in a commotion. It was gathered that the