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The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday condemned the killing of Shiites and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during their Ashura annual mourning procession across the nation on Tuesday.
The police have accused members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) of attacking their men with stones, iron bolts and catapults during their procession in Kaduna on Tuesday.
According to a top member of the Shi’ites group, Abdulai Musa, the procession started in Wuse market and ended around Berger about from 8:00 am and ended by 8:30 am.
As Shi’ites vow to mark its annual Ashura procession on Tuesday, a special strike force from the State Police Command consisting of over 200 armed police officers, embarked on a motorised patrol of the city, as early as 6:00 a.m., warning that it will not condone any form of procession, unlawful assembly or demonstration by any group in the state.
The police have warned the Islamic Movement in Nigeria against its planned Ashura procession scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja and other cities in the North.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has raised the alarm that the police were planning to attack its Ashura mourning procession holding on Tuesday in Abuja and other cities in the North.
The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday.
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, has, again, accused the government of Saudi Arabia of working with the Nigerian government to stop its members from holding the forthcoming Ashura procession.
Controversial and proscribed Shiite Muslim organisation, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has alleged a planned clamp down on its members and activities in some states.
The Kano State Police Command has suspended issuance of permission to hold any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in the State.
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