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Published On: Mon, Aug 24th, 2020

Shiites say Police killed 2 Ashura mourners in Kaduna

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From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has said that combined forces of armed men and thugs violently attacked members of the Movement who were conducting the Ashura mourning session in Kaduna over the weekend.
The President Media Forum of the Movement Mallam Ibrahim Musa stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
According to the statementa team of policemen attacked a gathering of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria holding the annual Ashura mourning commemorating the brutal assassination of Imam Husein, the Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S) and killed 2 persons instantly at Hayin Bello neighborhood in Igabi Local Goverment Area of kaduna State.
The statement named Abubakar Talle and Ali Rigasa as those who lost their lives in the attack, with many people injured by gunshots.
The police also vandalise the vehicles of those who attended the mourning session.A police vehicle caught fire after it fell into a gutter, resulting in the burning of a house close to it.
This year’s Ashura mourning was started on Thursday 20/08/2020 coinciding with the beginning of new Islamic calendar 1442 in two other neighborhoods peacefully and is scheduled to culminate on the tenth of Muharram next week.

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