A policeman, Asp Adama Ezekiel, was, Friday, killed during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites in Abuja.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement in Abuja said: “The FCT Police Command on Friday, May 7, 2021, has successfully restored calm at Berger Roundabouts after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed IMN-Shiites.
“Unfortunately, the members of the disbanded sect went on a rampage destroying public property and attacking innocent citizens including Police officers using dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, sharp knives, etc. Sadly, one of the Police officers, ASP Adama Ezekiel, deployed to restore calm during the violent protest paid the supreme price as a result of the brutal attack where he was stabbed by one of the irate protesters.
“Forty-nine members of the sect were arrested and will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
” In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma wishes to commiserate with the family of the deceased Officer who paid the supreme price in service to the Nation.
“Furthermore, the Command wishes to state that it will not condone further attacks on its personnel, equipment or other public property by members of the proscribed group.
“The Command implores residents to remain calm, law-abiding while reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”