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(NEWSFLASH) DCP Umar Killed During Shi'ite Protest In Abuja

FORCE PRO, DCP FRANK MBA

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Monday (today) killed a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, in charge of Operations at the FCT Police Command, DCP Usman Umar.

The late DCP Umar was shot and killed in the process of trying to calm the protesters who took over major part of the Central Business District of the city.

In a statement issued in Abuja, Nigeria by the Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, three others were equally injured while the protest lasted.

The Force PRO equally hinted that 54 suspects connected to the violence have been arrested and currently in Police custody.

Providing information as to what happened, Mba explained that, “Another violent protest by members of the El-Zazakky group involving over three thousand (3000) of its followers took place today, 22nd July, 2019 at about 12:30pm within the Central Business District of Abuja.

“The heavily armed protesters defying all sense of decency violently attacked innocent citizens and Police personnel on duty.

“In the process, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman A.K Umar, was shot and fatally injured by the protesters.

“The officer who was immediately rushed to the hospital died moments later while receiving treatment.

“Also, two Assistant Superintendents of Police and a Staff of Channels Television sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment.”

“The violent protesters also razed down a National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Response Post close to the Federal Secretariat, Abuja and two vehicles.

“The Police have arrested 54 suspects in connection with the incidents. 

“The suspects are undergoing interrogation and will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.”

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