Hawzah News Agency (Abuja - Nigeria) - The two, who were members of the IMN, were shot and killed outside the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Clashes erupted there as protesters gathered outside the parliament and then sought to enter to register a demand for the cleric’s release.
“The security... took our report to go and give the legislators but perhaps they refused to inform the legislators, or the legislators refused to respond. So, we decided to enter and submit it ourselves,” said one protester. “But they stopped us and started spraying tear gas and shooting live bullets sporadically. I saw more than three people collapsing.”
Police also arrested 40 people during the rally.
According to human rights groups, Nigerian forces have killed at least 400 members of the IMN over the past four years.
The group regularly organizes protests outside the assembly to demand the release of its leader, whose life is reportedly in danger due to health issues.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), based in London, said earlier this week that the cleric’s health condition has further deteriorated, since he was reportedly poisoned in prison.