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Police disperse Shiites protesters, others in Abuja, warn against public disturbance



 Police disperse Shiites protesters others in Abuja warn against public disturbance

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command says it successfully dispersed Shiites members and others protesters who trooped out on Saturday.

The Command, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Yusuf Mariam, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, also warned trouble makers and criminal elements to stay clear of the nation’s capital city.

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The statement obtained by PlatinumPost on Sunday read in full : “The FCT Police Command on Saturday, 12th June, 2021 successfully restored calm at Apo-Gudu axis after professionally dispersing a protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)-Shiites and others targeted at inciting public disturbance and breaching public peace.

“Consequently, the action of the Command was necessitated by the concerns of some agitated residents. However, no arrest was made.

” In view of the above, the Command wishes to state that it is committed to ensuring that FCT residents enjoy a hitch-free Democracy Day Celebration and will not hesitate to bring to book every person or entity that attempts to breach the peace or cause a breakdown of law and order in the Federal Capital Territory.

“The Command implores residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”

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