A deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations in the federal capital territory (FCT), Usman Umar, was killed during the clash between on members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites and police.
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The Shi’ite members were on Monday in Abuja, protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky in Abuja before everything turned bloody.
The DCP was reportedly shot while trying to pacify the protesting Shi’ite members. He later died at an undisclosed hospital.