No fewer than 42 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have been arrested by the police over a procession the IMN members, in any other case referred to as Shiites, launched into within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Tuesday.
The FCT Police Command spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a few of the members got here from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Kaduna states to “cause mayhem in the FCT.”
She famous that the suspects, carrying charms, stones and a few minor explosives have been nabbed on the Kubwa-Gwarimpa axis of Abuja.
She claimed that they stormed the realm in massive numbers, obstructing visitors and throwing stones and explosives at police operatives.
The police operatives had been in a position to disperse the protesters and introduced the scenario underneath management, and no casualty was recorded however a few of the protesters sustained accidents, she revealed.
Soldiers had earlier crushed up some feminine members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) alongside the Abuja-Kaduna expressway within the nation’s capital on Tuesday
Soldiers, who mounted strategic location on the ever-busy highway, had flagged the automobile conveying the ladies.
The defenceless girls, who have been flogged and kicked by the troopers, instantly they alighted have been later whisked right into a van parked by the highway.
Eyewitnesses on the scene additionally noticed the safety operatives harassing passengers and passersby.
The troopers searched the autos within the bid to determine IMN members.
“Come out now! You are one of them!” a well-built armed soldier barked at a person in one of many buses.
According to Daily Trust, a woman, who most well-liked anonymity, mentioned she and two different members of her household have been on their solution to Jabi Motor Park when the passengers on the bus conveying them have been compelled out of the bus.