President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, after the police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, clashed again on Monday in Abuja.
The president, in a closed-door meeting with the police chief, ordered that steps be taken to prevent such breakdown of law and order, the IGP said.
The clash on Monday left vehicles and a sub-station of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the federal secretariat, Abuja, on fire.
Mr Adamu told journalists at the end of the meeting that he was summoned to give the president a briefing on the Shiites’ protests.
“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,” 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 a breakdown of law and order.
“So, the charge by Mr President is that we must provide security for every Nigerian.”