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Shi’ites protest: Buhari orders IG to prevent breakdown of law

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Following the killings after Shi’ites protest in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to do everything within the police powers to prevent breakdown of law and order.

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The police boss was summoned yesterday by the president after the news broke of the clash between the Islamic sect and police, which left a Deputy Commissioner of Police, a reporter and many Shi’ites members dead.

Adamu had visited the President at the Presidential Villa, where the two held a closed-door meeting on the security situation in the country.

The IG confirmed this to State House Correspondents, saying ”The President asked us to make sure we provide security for every citizen of this country and not to leave any space that some group of people will create the breakdown of law and order.

“So, the charge by Mr President is that we must provide security for every Nigerian.”

“Specifically, we briefed him on the incessant act coming out of this group of people, protesting here and there.

“We briefed him on the fact that we have been able to curtail their excesses and to let him understand that everything is under control.”


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