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Police arrest Shiites planning to attack Abuja residents


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has apprehended members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, who were planning to attack citizens and destroy public property.

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The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Mariam Yusuf, announced the arrest in a statement on Wednesday.

Ms Yusuf noted that the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations.

The statement said: “The members of the disbanded sect were arrested in possession of large stones, which they intended to use to cause havoc. Consequently, the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

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“While appealing to residents to remain calm and law-abiding, the Command wishes to reassure residents of its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.

“To report all suspicious movements within your vicinity, emergency or distress call these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883. To report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line :09022222352.”

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