Top Police Officer, DCP Umar killed in Shiite-Police clash in Abuja

#TrackNigeria –The unending protest of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites has claimed the life a top police officer with the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

According to PRNigeria which reported the death in a news release, that deceased was Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar Usman. 

“DCP Umar was killed by the protesters while trying to prevent the hostile action of destruction of property at the axis of the federal secretariat and three arms zone” the report said.

Following the violence, security was beefed up at the Force headquarters to prevent reprisal attacks over the arrest of scores of the protesters who are demanding the release of the spiritual sect leader, Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky.

There was no staement from the shiites on the alleged killing of a police officer at the time of filing this story.

With reports By PRNigeria