Following the detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites) leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, members of the movement on Tuesday protested in Wuse 2, Federal Capital Territory Abuja, clashing with armed forces for the third day.

Eyewitnesses posted videos of tear gas being sprayed at the protesters with gunshots heard in the background.

According to online report, since the arrest and detention of El-Zakzaky, his followers have organised series of protest in some cities calling for his release.

It would recall that Zalzaky was arrested in 2015 following a confrontation between his members and the motorcade of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna State which led to the death of hundreds of Shiites.

Twitter users have taken to their various handles to react to the shooting as they warn residents to stay clear of Wuse 2 road.

Below are some of the reactions captured from Twitter:

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