Shi’ites allege fresh attacks on members by Police, thugs in Kaduna

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The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has alleged that some policemen shot dead three of its members in Kaduna

In a statement, the President, Media Forum of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, alleged that three Shi’ite members were attacked and killed by the combined team of armed police and thugs

According to the statement, “the killing happened on Saturday evening when the Islamic group clashed with security agents during it’s Ashura mourning session in the state.”

The statement also claimed tha vehicles of those who attended the mourning were vandalised, while a police vehicle caught fire after it fell into a gutter, resulting in the burning of a house close to it.

“A 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 and killed three persons.

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“Those killed are Abubakar Talle, Ali Rigasa, and an unnamed person, with many people injured by gunshots.” the statement further said

Kaduna State Police Public Relation Officer did not pick his calls to confirm or discredit the reports.

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