Monday, 6 November 2017

Shiites,Police Clash in Kano; Scores Injured as Two is Feared Dead

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It was yet another sad moment in Kano yesterday as member of the Islamic movement in Nigeria known as Shiites had a fierce battle with the Nigeria police force where scores of its members is reportedly injured and two is said to have died 


Following eyewitness account, the pandemonium broke out during the yearly Arbaeen procession by members of the sect, in their hundreds, from the popular Kofar Mazugal quarters in the morning to Kofar Nasarawa area for prayer to round off the exercise.
The source claimed that a detachment of the mobile policemen deployed in strategic locations within the metropolis to maintain peace disrupted the march by firing teargas and live bullets at the crowd.

In a statement in Kano, the president of the movement’s media forum, Ibrahim Musa alleged that two persons were killed by the force while many sustained injuries.
He said: “Two persons were killed by the police and the corpses were also taken away by the killers. Many people were also injured by the policemen drafted to stop the annual Arbaeen walk that started peacefully in the state.

“Thousands of IMN members started the trek in the morning around 10:00 a.m., prayed afternoon prayers and terminated today’s (yesterday) trek at the popular Lado overhead bridge. It was while people were dispersing that mobile policemen arrived the scene and started firing teargas and live bullets. A Muslim brother and sister were confirmed shot and killed by the police and their corpses taken by their attackers. Many people were injured.”
But the force spokesman, DSP Magaji Musa Majiya, denied any killings.

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