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Police Stop Shi’ite Procession In Abuja

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The police, yesterday, warned the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to desist from embarking on any form of protest or procession without proper clearance from the Police.

According to the Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammad Mustafa, ”Intelligence report at the disposal of the Police revealed that the sect has threatened to take over the streets of the FCT in the name of registering their protest.

“It is pertinent to state that this group has neither written to inform or notify the FCT Police, nor has it secured any approval from the Commissioner of Police allowing them to do so.

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police hereby warned those behind the proposed action to desist forthwith in their own interest as the said proposed protest has been discovered through intelligence that same is not intended to be peaceful but unlawful with sole aim to foment trouble, threaten the peace of the FCT and above all, intended to cause mayhem of menumental proportion.”

The police however, assured that it will continue to be professional in the discharge of its constitutional and statutory roles of protecting lives and property of Nigerians.

Meanwhile, the FCT Police also paraded 36 suspected armed robbers, recovering 11 firearms,16 ammunitions, three expended ammunition and two trucks.

Also, the police recovered four cars, three plasma television, two laptops, seven handsets, two jack knives, two master keys, five cylinders and N328,000. 00 cash.

The police also reunited a three year-old child, named Christy whose parent had before getting legally married.

The police noted that “considering the circumstances of his birth, his parent handed him over to an NGO for adoption. However, several efforts made by his parents to gain lawful custody of their child in the past has not been successful.  The Command is today handing over the child to his parent Mr and Mrs Cletus Eze.

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