Shiites arrested for ‘attacking’ police in Kaduna

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Four members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have been arrested for allegedly attacking the police during a procession at Muchiya, Sabongari in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Thursday.

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The Kaduna State Police Command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the arrest to newsmen.

Sabo said “I can authoritatively confirm to you that we have arrested four members of Shiite group at Muchiya, Sabongari, Zaria, who attacked the police during an illegal procession.

“They blocked the road preventing people from carrying out their daily activities, in an attempt to open the road, they vehemently responded using catapults to attack our people from all angles.

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“They used catapult with iron rod shooting at the police, as a result of these attacks, one of our vehicles was smashed.”

The spokesman further said the arrested persons have been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further interrogation.

Sabo assured the citizens to go about their normal businesses as the police were doing everything possible to protect lives and property.

According to him, “We swore to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, this is our legitimate duty and we will continue to do so.

“In line with this, we carried a ‘show of force’ across the state to forestall breach of peace.”