Four members of the outlawed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been arrested during a joint operation by the Police, Army and the Civil Defense. The suspects are currently being investigated by the Police and will be prosecuted accordingly on completion of investigation.
On Thursday, 14 November 2019, the Kaduna State Police Command received reports from good Samaritans that some members of the outlawed IMN were sighted at the Central area of Kaduna Metropolis and operatives promptly responded. However, on sighting security agents, the protesters melted into the mass population of men and women who were doing their legitimate businesses within the market area. There was no encounter whatsoever with the Police and no casualty was recorded as well.
Furthermore, similar violent procession was carried out in Zaria today by the banned IMN group and it took the gallant efforts of security agents comprising of the Police, Army and the Civil Defence to disperse the protesters and ensure public order and safety. No casualty was recorded as well. But four members of the group were nabbed.
According to DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, the spokesperson of Kaduna Command, “The Command wishes to remind members of the public that, the ban on all forms of processions in Kaduna State is still in force. Hence, the Command will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who are hell bent at causing disharmony or breach of the public peace and safety within the ambit of the law.”