Several members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) came to the streets of Nigeria's capital city, Abuja again on Monday.

They are still pushing for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention since December 2016. 

But the planned protest also witnessed police counter-operation, the kind seen last week. 

Members of the group also referred to as Shiites had gathered in Maitama area and when they observed the police were coming to scuttle the protest, they hurled stones at them destroying vehicle glasses and buildings.

The police then used teargas on the protesters in an attempt to chase them away. 

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Several members of the group were reportedly arrested.  

On April 16, members of the group clashed with security agency in Abuja when it commenced the major protest from Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama.

The group has been proscribed in Kaduna State after members clashed with the military, resulting in the death of several members. 

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