The FCT Police Command has said its operatives, successfully restored calm at Maitama after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites.”
A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said:
“Unfortunately 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 implores residents to remain calm and law abiding while reaffirming of its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”