Shiites Carried Stones, Minor Explosives — FCT Police

The Federal Capital territory (FCT) Police Command says it arrested 42 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over a protest they organized on Tuesday.

The command accused the IMN members of carrying charms, stones and minor explosives during the protest.


In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, the command said the group came from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Kaduna states to cause mayhem in the FCT.

They were nabbed along the Kubwa-Gwarimpa axis of Abuja.

Adeh added that they stormed the area in large numbers, obstructing traffic and throwing stones and explosives at police operatives.

According to her, no casualty was recorded but some of the protesters sustained injuries.


Meanwhile, THE WHISTLER had earlier reported how security personnel opened fire at the Shiites around Guaranty Trust Bank, along 3rd Avenue in Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja.

A banker that spoke to our correspondent said the Shiite members had ran towards the bank while being chased by the security operatives.

Some injured persons were rushed to an undisclosed hospital while the police barricaded the area, causing difficulty for passengers.

Reports, however, disclosed that people were allegedly killed and injured during the clash between the IMN members and security operatives.

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