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Shiite protesters on Monday grounded the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja, as they took over the roads in protest against the continued detention of their Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

According to reports, the youth, who were armed with stones, chased away a police team and overturned a traffic warden cabin on the road.

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They also reportedly injured the Federal Secretariat Divisional Police Crime officer in the face after he asked them to stop harassing motorists.

Chanting “Free El-Zakzaky,” the Shiites, who are members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, dared the Police to engage and dislodge them.

It was learned that a team of policemen later arrived to dislodge the angry youths.

The secretariat complex is a few metres away from the National Assembly and the Presidential Villa.