The FCT Police Command on Wednesday said it arrested 52 members of the the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) group in Abuja.
Its spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the group members who went on rampage and attacked innocent citizens including Police operatives.
Manzah said the Command recovered some bottles of improvised petrol-bomb, stones and catapult used by members of the sect to attack police operatives and damage police operational vehicles.
“It is pertinent to state that the unlawful action of members of the sect which started on Monday 8th January, 2018 is constituting a serious security threat to the peace of the Federal Capital Territory and at the same time disrupting innocent citizens from going about their lawful businesses”, he said.
“The Command wishes to unequivocally state that while it will continue to be professional in the discharge of its constitutional and statutory roles of the protection of lives and property of the good people of FCT.
“The Command will not fold its arms and watch some persons hold the capital city to ransom by disrupting government and legitimate business activities.
“The Command wants to state that any person or group of persons arrested for violating the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution while registering their protest will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the appropriate section(s) of the law”, Manzah said.