The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has successfully dispersed the violent members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites from occupying major streets in the city centre.
Earlier Monday, the members of the Shiites group converge at the Maitama area of the FCT, but were heavily resisted by the police.
In a statement, the FCT Command Spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, said: “The FCT Police Command on Monday, March 29, 2021, successfully restored calm at Maitama after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)-Shiites.
“Unfortunately, the members of the disbanded sect went on a rampage destroying public property and attacking innocent citizens including Police Officers with stones and other dangerous objects.
“In view of the above, the Command wishes to state that it will not condone any form of attack on its personnel, equipment or other public property.”
The Command, therefore, called on residents of the FCT to remain calm, law-abiding and go about their legitimate businesses while reaffirming of its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.