Abuja today witnessed one of the worst cases of blatant trampling of the rights of citizens ever seen in the Federal Capital, when men and officers of the Nigerian Police Force unleashed their fury on members of the Islamic Movement on a peaceful religious procession of Arbaeen. The procession, attended by several thousands of persons, including very young children, the aged, women and the physically challenged, met with an extreme rage indicative of deep seated animosity the Nigerian authorities bear for the group.

Below are some pictures taken at the scene: