The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT has arrested 40 members of El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement over violent protest.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said the police foiled a violent attempt by members of the movement to invade the National Assembly.
He said members of the group started their protest in pretext that it was a peaceful procession but became violent when they attempted to force their way into the NASS complex.
The PPRO said it was at that point, that the police operatives on ground acted proactively, professionally and used minimum force to disperse the unruly protesters.
According to him, members of the sect during the violent protest shot two police personnel on the leg, while clubs and stones were used to inflict injuries on six others.
He said that the injured policemen had been taken to the hospital for medical attention, adding that investigation into the incidence was already in progress.