Three members of a religious group have been killed in clashes with security forces in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the army has confirmed. Four soldiers were also injured.

A spokesperson for the Shia group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), told the BBC members of the group were taking part in a symbolic procession on Monday afternoon when they were attacked by the military.

This latest clash follows violence over the weekend.

In a statement, the military said troops were transporting ammunition and missiles from Abuja to Kaduna on Saturday afternoon, when they were attacked by members of IMN.

The IMN has held a series of protests in Abuja over the past year to demand the release of its leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. He has been in government custody since fighting between his supporters and the army broke out in December 2015.

Source : BBC

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