The unending protest of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites on monday claimed the life a top police officer with the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
The deceased was Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Umar Usman.
DCP Umar was killed by the protesters while trying to prevent the hostile action of destruction of property at the axis of the federal secretariat and three arms zone.
Meanwhile, security was beefed up at the Force headquarters to prevent reprisal attacks over the arrest of scores of the protesters who are demanding the release of the spiritual sect leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El Zakzaky.
Meanwhile, Abdullahi Musa, the Secretary of IMN Academic Forum, has blamed the Police for the fatal clash.
The IMN scribe also dismissed claims that members of the Islamic group provoked the police through undue confrontation before the shootings began.
He accused security operatives of masterminding the vandalization of public properties after the shootings to win public sympathy.