The police have arrested 49 Shiite members of the Proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) after a violent protest left one officer dead in Abuja.
The spokesman of the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam confirmed in a statement that one police officer was killed in the process.
“Unfortunately, the members of the disbanded sect went on a rampage destroying public property and attacking innocent citizens including police officers using dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, sharp knives, etc.
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“Sadly, one of the Police Officers Asp Adama Ezekiel deployed to restore calm during the violent protest paid the supreme price as a result of the brutal attack where he was stabbed by one of the irate protesters. Forty-nine(49) members of the sect were arrested and will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation”.