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Police disperse Shiite protesters in Abuja

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has dispersed members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, protesters in the Apo-Gudu area of Abuja.

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Mariam Yusuf, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Mrs Yusuf said that the command had restored calm in the area, adding that the group and other protesters had targeted inciting public disturbance and breaching public peace.

She said that no arrest was made but that the action of the command was necessitated by concerns of some agitated residents.

She pledged the commitment of the command to ensure that FCT residents enjoyed a hitch-free Democracy Day celebration.

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The PPRO said that the command would not hesitate to bring to book any person or entity that would attempt to breach the peace or cause a breakdown of law and order in the territory.

She urged residents to remain calm, law-abiding and pledged the unwavering commitment of the command to protect lives and property.

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