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General News of Monday, 23 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Police disperse protest by Shi'ites in Abuja

Men of the Nigerian Police Force Men of the Nigerian Police Force

A protest by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites, has been dispersed by men of the Nigerian Police Force on Monday.

The protest which took place along Aguyi Ironsi way in Maitama district was dispersed by the police for being violent.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said: “The sect members, who went berserk and were attacking police operatives and other innocent citizens with stones and dangerous weapons, defied the subsisting directive by the FCT Minister, restricting all protests and procession to Unity Fountain.

“The sect while executing the unruly act damaged the windscreen of a Police Rapid Response Patrol vehicle.

“Meanwhile, some members of the sect arrested during the violent protest, Manzah said are currently under investigation and will soon be arraigned in court.”