May 27, 2022

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Death, Injuries Recorded As Shiites, Policemen Clash Again In Northern State –

On Friday, April 29, police officers clashed with the banned Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Kaduna.

The clash began when members of the group took part in a Quds Day procession, usually held on the last Friday of Ramadan, to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

Daily Trust reports that security agents stationed along the main roads in Kaduna tried to use tear gas to break up the procession, but it all ended in violence that left one dead and several injured.

In addition, eyewitnesses claimed that some Shi’ites set fire to several vehicles in Zaria.

A state IMN official, Aliyu Umar, said, the procession passed peacefully, but along the line the security guards began to flock fe using ammunition against members.

He said:

“But they followed from behind and used tear gas and live bullets on our members. One person was shot, we were just doing the Janazah prayers, and nine received gunshot wounds.”