Police Arrest 6 Shi’ite Members For Involvement In ‘Violence’

Six members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for alleged involvement in violence in Abuja on Monday.


The FCT police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Yusuf said the police restored calm in the Central Business District, “after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria.”

She said, “Unfortunately, the members of the disbanded sect went on a rampage destroying public property and attacking innocent citizens including police officers with stones and other dangerous objects.

“Consequently, six members of the proscribed sect have been arrested and will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of an investigation.”

In a statement titled, ‘Police restore calm, disperse violent members of proscribed IMN Shi’ites’, it said the
Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, would not condone any form of attack on its personnel, equipment or other public property, “as all culpable persons will face the full wrath of the law”.


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