According to a member of the IMN, Yahaya Friday, the police opened fire on them during their regular protest in the nation’s capital.
During the clash, a police officer was killed.
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The police authority said he was stabbed by one of the protesters.
Reacting to the development, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it restored calm at Berger Round-About after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed IMN.
A statement issued by the FCT police command spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam said: “One of the Police Officer, 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 (49) members of the sect were arrested and will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of the investigation.”
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