Shiites Procession : FCT Police Command Restores Normalcy, 57 Persons Apprehended


By Gambo Jagindi

September 28, 2021

Shiite’s Procession : FCT Police Command Restores Normalcy, 57 Apprehended

THE Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command on Tuesday said that it had restored sanity at Gwarinpa area in Abuja ‎and its environments following a procession by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Adeh Josephine, over the incident that caused panic in the nation’s capital city.

The Command also stated that no life was lost, 57 person in custody contrary to the claim that 7 persons were killed

The statements reads, The FCT Police Command in a joint intervention with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have restored normalcy to the Gwarinpa area of the FCT and other parts of the Capital where miscreants identified to be members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, caused unnecessary hardship to motorists and other road users as well as individuals going about their businesses.

The miscreants who were found in their numbers were promptly intercepted by the security operatives and dispersed to prevent them from causing further disruption of public order and peace and damage to public and private assets. The miscreants attacked the security forces with petrol bombs, weapons including stones but were adequately rounded up by the security teams without any casualty.

A total of fifty-seven (57) suspects including thirty-nine (39) male and eighteen female (18) were arrrently being profiled at the State Criminal Investigations Department of the FCT Police Command. A vehicle, flags, petrol bombs, weapons, mobile phones, charms etc are some of the exhibits recovered from the miscreants.

The Command, while calling on resident to be calm, warns any individual or group who may want to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the Capital to desist or be ready to face the consequences of their actions. Residents and commuters are also advised to go about their lawful endeavors without any fear or apprehension.