Nigeria: Police Arrests 40 Shi’ites Over Violent Protest At National Assembly

The FCT Police Command has foiled a violent move by members of the El-Zakzakky Islamic Movement of Nigeria to forcefully invade the National Assembly on Tuesday, 10th July, 2019.
The group, which started its activity, camouflaged in a peaceful procession became violent and were trying to force their way into the National Assembly.

Police operatives on the ground, however, acted proactively, professionally and used minimum force to disperse the unruly protesters. Members of the sect during the violent protest shot two 2 police personnel on the leg, while clubs and stones were used to inflict injuries on six other policemen.

The injured policemen have been taken to the hospital for prompt medical attention. Forty members of the sect have been arrested in connection with the violent protest.

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