“What We Have Done To Violent Shiites Members” – Police

The FCT Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 60 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) during its alleged violent protest on Monday in Abuja.

The group had on Monday shut down the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja over the continued detention of the leader of the sect, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky since 2016.

The spokesman of the police in the FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the arrest to newsmen in an interview on Tuesday at the Garki Hospital while visiting the two personnel of the command, who sustained varied degree of injuries while dispersing the protesters.

“The personnel are SP Linus Ogah, who had bruises on his face and could hardly speak or open his eyes, and Insp. Mary Ameh, who sustained injury in one of her hands.

“However, the bullet had been removed from Ameh’s hand.

“During the Monday protest, members of IMN or otherwise known as Shiites engaged police and haul stones at police personnel deployed to disperse them.

“They also smashed some vehicle glasses parked around the Federal Secretariat,” Manzah said.

Manzah advised Nigerians to protest in a “civil manner’’ and not disturb public peace.

He said that the command had taken proactive measures to check violent protest in the territory.


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