Nigeria Police Arrested Shi’ite Members For Alleged Involvement In Violence Protest In Abuja

By Amos Tauna

Kaduna (Nigeria) – The Nigeria Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja said on Tuesday that it arrested 52 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria for violent protest that left some policemen with injuries .

The police said they will be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigation.

DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer in a statement said the FCT Police Command  recovered some bottles of improvised petrol-bomb, stones and catapult used by members of the sect to attack police operatives and damaged police operational vehicles.

The Command stated that the unlawful action of members of the sect which started on Monday 8th January, 2018 has constituted a serious security threat to the peace of the Federal Capital Territory and at the same time disrupting innocent citizens from going about their lawful businesses.

“In view of the current security situation in the Country, the Command wishes to unequivocally state that while it will continue to be professional in the discharge of its constitutional and statutory roles of the protection of lives and property of the good people of FCT; and equally recognize the rights of citizens to express their lawful grievances, the Command will not fold its arms and watch some persons hold the capital city to ransom by disrupting government and legitimate business activities,” the statement explained.

It warned that any person or group of persons arrested for violating the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution while registering their protest would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the appropriate section(s) of the law.

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