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FCT Police – No Life was Lost During Abuja Shiite protest

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The FCT, Police Command has denied claims on the killing that was done during the Abuja Shiite protest on Monday. According to the police, nobody died during the incident that occurred.

The police, however, had reported that about 115 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, were detained during the violent protest in Abuja.

“No life was lost in the violent protest as the police operatives deployed to quell the protest were professional in handling the situation,” Anjuguri Manzah, the police spokesman, said.

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who is the leader of the sect, was detained by the authorities after a clash with the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff in December 2015.

The Shiites had carried out several protests across the country requesting the freedom of their leader.

Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement, he said the protesters also injured 22 police officers and vandalize government and police vehicles during the protest.

Anjuguri said that items that were found from them are: Catapults, Iron bars, Ball bearings, stones and Pink headbands.

He said that the protesters also assaulted innocent citizens, terminate business activities, caused traffic jam and destroyed the windscreen of vehicles in the affected areas.

The statement also said that a Joint Team of detectives from the command in conjunction with operatives from the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit has commenced an investigation into the incident.

“The arrested suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation. The FCT police command hereby warns members of Shiites movement from further disrupting the peace, harmony and free flow of traffic in FCT,” he said.

He has advised members of the public and parents not to make their children or wards, to be an instrument of violence in any demonstration that is being carried out by any group.

The spokesman also gave a serious warning that anyone that was caught in the act of violent demonstration or any act capable of causing the breach of the public peace would be made to face the wrath of the law.

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