Fred Itua, Abuja
A yet-to-be-identified policeman who was shot earlier today by a member of the Shiite Movement at a protest in the National Assembly is dead.
The policeman was caught in a violent melee at the National Assembly complex, where members of the religious sect were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim Yaqoub El Zakzaky.
He died a few hours after he was moved out of the National Assembly clinic where he had been admitted for gun shot injuries.
A second policeman who also sustained gunshot injuries is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.