A Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of Operations at the Abuja Police Command, DCP Umar, has lost his life in the cross fire between police officers and protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria widely known as Shiâ€™ites in Abuja earlier today.
The protesting Shi;ites members also fired gun shots at a Channels Television bus. A reporter with the channels who was in the bus was hit by a bullet in his stomach. He is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital.
Umar was reportedly shot dead while trying to calm the fraying nerves of the Shiâ€™ites who had disrupted activities at the Central Business Disrict in Abuja. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.
Below are some photos from the sad event below ;