A video showing a Shiite member hanging on a speeding car and smashing the windscreen, has surfaced on the internet.
The video captured by TV Continental, showed members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria going violent during their protest yesterday at the National Assembly, Abuja.
In the video, a driver was trying to escape the violent scene when a member of the sect jumped on the car and began smashing the windscreen.
He was almost killed as the driver stepped on the car brake, which saw him flung off the speeding vehicle
See video of Shiite member hanging on a speeding car during protest yesterday. pic.twitter.com/2ugheBKJiy
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The spokesman of the sect, Abdullahi Musa, however said that its members never attacked the police officers at the gate as they were the one (police officers) that fired live ammunition at protesting members of the sect, killing two and one of their colleagues.
“As we reached the gate, the police officers shot tear gas at us and started shooting live bullets. In the process, they killed two of us and mistakenly shot one of them,” he said