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Nigerian Army and Nigerian Police opened fire on mourners of Imam Hussein in Center of the Islamic movement in Kaduna Nigeria, after the successful procession the security operatives went to zango road, tudun wada kaduna were the annual Ashura Mourning Gatherings take place daily they open fire.
At least 9 martyred at Funtua town in Katsina State, 1 in Sokoto, 3 in Kaduna and the IMN center there was set ablaze. Also report reaching us the security operatives hired thugs and gave them N5,000 to kill any Shia seen in Kaduna Nigeria.
Graphic images appeared to show at least three women among the bodies of those martyred in the clashes in the town of Funtua, in the north-western Katsina state.
Heavily-armed troops in a convoy of 18 armored vehicles surrounded a gathering of mourners in Kaduna as an ambulance waited nearby, UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said in a statement.
A local newspaper said the standoff was at the residence of senior Shia leader Muhtar Sahabi. It said armed soldiers and mobile police officers surrounded the compound and were waiting for those gathered inside to leave.
An eye witness to the clashes told BBC News the army and police had tried to block the procession, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.
He said police then opened fire on the crowd, and while he had seen only eight bodies, many more were feared wounded.
Combine of the Nigerian securities and other thugs had just set ablaze the Kaduna center of the IMN immediately after the Ashura procession, they have detained so many members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria today.
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