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42 Shiite protesters arrested- Police spokesperson

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28 Sep 2021 8:40 AM GMT
42 Shiite protesters arrested- Police spokesperson
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Police in the FCT have arrested 42 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over violent protests in the territory on Tuesday. DSP Josephine Adeh, spokesperson for the police, said that the protesters came from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Kaduna states to cause mayhem in the FCT. She said the suspects, carrying […]

Police in the FCT have arrested 42 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over violent protests in the territory on Tuesday.

DSP Josephine Adeh, spokesperson for the police, said that the protesters came from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Kaduna states to cause mayhem in the FCT.

She said the suspects, carrying charms, stones and some minor explosives were nabbed at the Kubwa-Gwarimpa axis of Abuja.

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

Adeh said police operatives had been able to disperse the protesters and brought the situation under control.

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

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