One person was killed and three others were injured following a clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise referred to as Shiite, and security agents in Potiskum, Yobe State.
The deceased, a boy, was killed by a stray bullet.
The incident was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sumonu Abdulmalik.
According to him, the problem started when some Shiite members tried to snatch a gun from a soldier when they were carrying out their annual procession.
Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has deployed its personnel at strategic locations in the territory to prevent members of Shiite to further embark on a protest.
The spokesman of the command, DSP Manzha Anjugiri, made this known on Friday.
The Shiites are protesting to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim ZakyZaky, who has been in detention since 2016.
Although the police spokesman did not provide further detail, NAN learnt that the deployment of security personnel is to prevent break down of law and order.
Members of the group protested on Thursday but the police, supported by other security agencies, quickly deployed personnel to prevent the protest from turning into violence.
The action resulted in gridlock, which forced commuters to trek long distances in getting to their destination.
It was gathered that members of the movement want to take advantage of the Friday Juma’at prayers to storm the city centre and embark on another round of protest.