President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefing from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over the repeated Shiites bloody protests in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
Buhari, at the closed doors meeting, directed the IGP to take steps to protect all Nigerians wherever they may be.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, the IGP said: “We came this morning to brief Mr. President on the security situation in the country, especially the activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Just to give him an update of what is happening in the country vis a vis their activities.
“Specifically we briefed him of 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.”
On the President’s reaction, the IGP said: “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 breakdown of law and order.
“So, the charge by Mr. President is that we must provide security for every Nigerian.” he stated.
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, had another bloody clash with the police as they tried to gain entry to the National Assembly.
The Shiites members are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.