Police Arrest 40 Shi’ite Members over Invasion of National Assembly 

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By Ndubuisi Michaels

The FCT Police Command Tuesday arrested 40 members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja, DSP Anjuguri Manzah,
Police Public Relations Officer,
FCT Police Command,‎ said in a statement.

He said the group had  staged a violent move to forcefully invade the National Assembly, but foiled by the police.
He said the group, which started its activity, camouflaged in a peaceful procession became violent and were trying to force their way into the National Assembly.
He said Police operatives on the ground, however, acted proactively, professionally and used minimum force to disperse the unruly protesters.
Members of the sect during the violent protest shot two police personnel on the leg, while clubs and stones were used to inflict injuries on six other policemen. The injured policemen have been taken to the hospital for prompt medical attention.

“In view of the foregoing, the Command wishes to state unequivocally that while it recognizes and respects the right of citizens to peaceful procession, an attempt by any individual or group of persons to cause the breakdown of law and order will not be tolerated.
“Those arrested in the process will be dealt with in accordance with the appropriate law of the land.
“Members of the public are enjoined to go on with their lawful activities as normalcy has been restored, and adequate security measures have been emplaced by the Command to forestall any security breach.

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