The police have arrested 49 Shiite members of the Proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) after the Quds 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.
“Sadly, one of the Police Officers Asp Adama Ezekiel deployed to restore calm during the protest died on duty. Forty-nine(49) members of the sect were arrested and will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation”.
Read Full Statement Below:
POLICE RESTORE ORDER FOLLOWING A PROTESTS BY PROSCRIBED IMN(SHIITES)
……. 49 suspects arrested as one Police officer died during the protest
The FCT Police Command on Friday, 7th May 2021 has successfully restored calm at Berger Round-About after the Quds protest was carried out by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)-Shiites.
Sadly, one of the Police Officers Asp Adama Ezekiel deployed to restore calm during the protest died on the spot. Forty-nine(49) members of the sect were arrested and will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.
2. In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma wishes to commiserate with the family of the deceased Officer who paid the supreme price in service to the Nation.
3.Furthermore, the Command wishes to state that it will not condone further attacks on its personnel by members of the IMN group.
4. The Command implores residents to remain calm, while reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.
ASP Yusuf Mariam
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: The Commissioner of Police
FCT Police Command, Abuja