President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu over the recent clash involving police and Shiites members in Abuja.
Naija News had reported that Shiite members and police clashed on Monday after the group dared the government that they were ready to continue their protest until the government considers releasing their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the protesters.
The clash sparked panic as anxious workers, commuters and motorists fled in fear.
It was gathered that at the closed-door meeting between Buhari and the Police IG, the president directed IGP Adamu to take steps to protect all Nigerians wherever they may be.
Briefing newsmen after 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.”
“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.”