There was confusion at the National Assembly complex today as the gates were hurriedly shut when a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, turned violent.
Four policemen were reportedly shot at the complex.
The incident occurred around 2pm while plenary was ongoing.
A policeman, soaked in blood, was seen rushed into the lobby and to the National Assembly clinic.
Another civilian was also seen led to the clinic.
Four policemen attached to the National Assembly were gunned down by Shi’ites, it was gathered.
The Shi’ite group has been protesting the detention of their leader, El Zaky-Zaky over the years.
According to an eye witness, members of the Islamic group began coming into the National Assembly premises in pieces before they gathered into a sizeable number.
The group eventually overpowered security men at the first gate but met with resistance at the second where four policemen were shot by armed members of the group.
The windscreen of a Police pick up van was also smashed.