Police on Monday clashed with protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in the country's capital, Abuja, local media reports say.

The Forces clashed with the protesters near Transcorp Hilton hotel firing teargas and water cannons to neutralize the protests, Channels TV reports.

The IMN Shiite group has dominated major streets in the city since last week Thursday protesting against the continued detention of its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

El-Zakzaky was arrested in December 2016 on charges of treason and other related offences.

More than 100 members of the group are said to have been killed in series of clashes with federal troops since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015.