Protesters Stabbed Policeman To death in Abuja

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Police officer officer has been stabbed to death by angry protesters in Abuja.

The officer identified as ASP Ezekiel Adama was killed on Friday by the protesters.

Nigeria Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who disclose the incident to newsmen said ASP Ezekiel Adama, was on Friday stabbed to death during a violent protest.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Yusuf said that the deceased, deployed to restore calm during a protest by members of the disbanded Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), was stabbed to death by one of the protesters. She said that the command had successfully restored calm, after professionally, dispersing the violent protesters at Berger round-about, Abuja.

The PPRO said that members of the disbanded movement on Friday went on rampage, destroying public property and attacking innocent citizens including police officers, using dangerous weapons. She said that 49 members of the movement had been arrested and would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation. According to her, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, wishes to commiserate with the family of the deceased officer who paid the supreme price in service to the nation. Yusuf warned that the command would not condone further attacks on its personnel, equipment or other public property by members of the proscribed group. She urged residents of the FCT to remain calm and law abiding and pledged the unwavering commitment of the command to the protection of lives and property within the FCT. (NAN)

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