Shiite members shoot 2, in National Assembly invasion

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Two security operatives have been shot dead, when members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday,.

Eye witnesses say the Shiite members overpowered the policemen at the gate, collected one of their guns and shot a police officer and a civil defence officer.

They entered the main entrance popularly known as MOPOL gate and vandalised the gatehouse.

They also burnt three vehicles and destroyed many others.

The sect members unleashed terror on other security operatives when tear-gas canisters were fired to disperse them.

Meanwhile, the gates to the National Assembly have been shut, and visitors to the federal parliament barred from entering the premises.




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