IMN Protest Causes Gridlock Along Nyaya-Mararaba Road
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), on Sunday, held another march along the Nyaya Mararaba axis of Nasarawa State, on their way to Abuja.
The procession which was generally peaceful, however, caused a massive gridlock along the road.
It comes less than 24 hours after three members of the sect were killed after a clash with troops of the Nigerian Army.
According to a statement by the Commander of the Army headquarters Garrison, Major General James Myam, the clash occurred on Saturday afternoon at Zuba bridge in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He explained that the sect members, who were supposedly in a procession, set up an illegal roadblock along the route, which the convoy of the troops attempted to clear.
While doing so, General Myam said some members of the group attacked the troops who were escorting missiles and ammunition from Abuja to the Army Central Ammunition Depot in Kaduna State.
In defence, the troops opened fire on the IMN members which resulted in the killing of three of them.
Some soldiers also obtained injuries in the process.