About 6 people have lost their lives after Security agents clashed with Shiites in Kaduna on Monday, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, on Monday, revealed that about 40 other followers of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky were injured.
In a short statement, IMN stated that the incident occurred during the group’s Ashura mourning procession in Zaria, Kaduna.
“Security forces have, today, Monday, gunned down at least seven followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H), and injured over 40 others during the Ashura mourning procession in Zaria which was observed peacefully across Nigeria and different parts of the world,” the statement read in part.
Speaking on the matter, a leader of the movement in Zaria, Abdulhamid Bello, alleged that a combined team of security operatives shot indiscriminately at the members.
This newspaper gathered that several of the injured were rushed to St Luke’s Hospital, Wusasa, while those in critical condition were taken to ABU Teaching Hospital, Zaria.
When contacted to speak on the matter, State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalinge admitted beign aware of the matter but stated that he had not been given a full brief on the situation.