Some Nigerian soldiers, on Tuesday, assaulted female members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway in Abuja.
It was gathered that the soldiers, who mounted check points at strategic location on the ever-busy road, flagged the vehicle conveying the women.
According to Daily Trust, after alighting, the soldiers immediately began to whip and kick the women.
The report said the women were later whisked into a waiting van.
It was also alleged that the security operatives harassed other passengers and passersby.
It was said that the Shiites were moving to a location where they were to hold a procession.
Despite the ban on Shiites procession in Abuja, members of the sect have continued to march on the streets of the nation’s capital at intervals.
On July 28, a Kaduna High Court discharged and acquitted Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN leader, who spent seven years in detention.
He was arrested after some of his followers clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State, in 2015.
The Kaduna State government had charged him with culpable homicide.