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9 Shiite members arrested for killing policeman

According to a statement released by the police in Kaduna, nine members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shiite have been arrested by the police in connection with attacks on police officers in the state.

Kaduna – According to a statement released by the police in Kaduna, nine members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shiite have been arrested by the police in connection with attacks on police officers in the state.

The Public Relations’ Officer (PRO) Mr Muhktar Aliyu who signed the statement on behalf of the Kaduna Police Command, confirmed the killing of a police officer during the attack.

The statement said men from its intelligence unit to trail the leaders and coordinators of the attack.

“The command wishes to inform the general public that again, on the June 21, 2018, at about 10:00 hours, the violent members of the proscribed IMN popularly refer to as Shiite, armed with guns, knives and Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) violently attacked every police officer on sight, during which they brutally killed a police officer and injured several others.

“In the cause of containing the incident, a number of suspects were arrested and will soon be charged to court.

“The police will not leave any stone unturned in making sure that those who are bent on perpetrating evil through violence are brought to book.

“Members of the public are enjoined to work with the police and other security agencies by providing timely information on any emerging threat to our collective peaceful existence.

“They are also to caution their relations and wards to desist from supporting or joining the violent group as the command has resolved to apply the full weight of the law in dealing with persons disturbing the peace in the state.”

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