The protesters have taken to the street to demand the release of their leader, Ibraheem el-Zakzaky.
The Shiites have since on Saturday demanded for the release of their leader, el-Zakzaky who has been in detention despite court rulings that he should be released.
The group and the military had clashed, leading to deaths of some of its members and injury of security personnel.
The tension their procession has caused at the nation’s capital, has forced the Nigeria Police to deploy its officers opposite the Fire Service, the entrance to the State House, before the barricade mounted by the combined team of operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, the Police and the army
Occupants of vehicles going into the Villa were thoroughly screened before they were allowed to drive in.
From the Secretariat to the entrances to State House and the National Assembly, security was also beefed up with additional armed mobile police officers mounting surveillance.
Villa staff on Monday especially those leaving at the troubled areas had to close late to allow traffic mounted by the army to reduce.