The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested 14 suspects who allegedly attempted to disrupt Friday prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)in Kaduna that the suspects were arrested with machetes and knives.
Usman, however, said the Friday prayer was observed peacefully.
“Attempts to cause breach of the peace by some miscreants was professionally handled and thwarted by a team of policemen dispatched to the mosque.
“The Policemen deployed were to provide protection to the worshipers and they thwarted an attempt to cause chaos,” Usman said
He said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, says it has uncovered plot to kill Southern Muslims and Christians residing in the Northern part of the country.
A statement signed by its President of Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, the movement also alleged that security agencies have concluded plans to disrupt its annual “Arbaeen trek.”