The police on Monday dispersed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The Shiite members took to the secretariat complex on to protest the released of their leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The angry protesters were said to have grounded the complex and took over the roads in the area, just a few metres from the Presidential Villa and the National Assembly complex.
They were reportedly armed with stones, daring the security operatives that were earlier deployed in the area to dislodge them.
A source, however, confirmed to Channels Television via telephone that a team of policemen swiftly arrived at the scene to disperse the protesting Shiite members.