The Kaduna Police Command on Wednesday denied reports that its men killed three members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria during a protest at Tudun Wada area in the state capital on Tuesday.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Zubairu Abubakar, told our correspondent that none of the sect members was killed by policemen during a protest.
He further explained that the policemen were only sent to the area to forestall any break down of law and order following rumours that members of the movement were planning to embark on a violent protest in the state capital.
He also explained that the sect members were the ones that attacked the police patrol team with dangerous weapons, an act he said, prompted the policemen to use teargas to disperse the soaring protesters.
Zubairu stated that a combined team of soldiers and policemen have been stationed at Tudun Wada and other volatile areas in the state capital to maintain law and order, but advised members of the public to be law abiding and report any suspicious movement to security agencies.