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Police nab 42 Shiite protesters in Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police in the FCT have arrested 42 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over violent protests in the territory on Tuesday.

DSP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson for the police, told newsmen that the protesters came from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Kaduna states to cause mayhem in the FCT.

She said the suspects, carrying charms, stones, and some minor explosives were nabbed at the Kubwa-Gwarimpa axis of Abuja.

She added that they stormed the area in large numbers, obstructing traffic and throwing stones and explosives at police operatives.

Adeh said police operatives had been able to disperse the protesters and brought the situation under control.

According to her, no casualty was recorded but some of the protesters sustained injuries.

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