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Police to launch manhunt for Shiites



FOLLOWING a security breach at the National Assembly complex Abuja when irate members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, invaded the police personnel team on duty on Tuesday, a manhunt is underway to track down the culprits.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, dropped the hint yesterday at National Hospital in Abuja while addressing newsmen after visiting police officers Umar Ndabrana, DSP Samuel David, Corporal Mohammed Seriki and Corporal Joseph Abutu who were wounded by the sectarian attack, vowing that no stone will be left unturned.

Adamu warned that police would no longer tolerate any unprovoked attack of officers and duty on official duty.

“I have just seen them, they are carrying bullet wounds and some were attacked with clubs and stones. We showed restraint in terms of not going the same way the protesters went but it is an act that is not tolerated and it is an act we will not take again. The right to express yourself does not mean the right to trample on other people’s rights to the extent of causing a lot of havoc and sufferings on other people. We will make sure that those we have arrested are prosecuted and those that are yet to be arrested, we will go after them and make sure that they are arrested and justice is done,” he said.

According to Adamu, police are ready with strategies to smoke out trouble makers wherever they may be hiding, explaining that about 40 members of the El-Zakzakky Islamic Movement of Nigeria have been arrested with plans on to bring those on the run in police net.

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