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Soldiers, Police Open Fire on Shiites In Abuja, Six Reportedly Killed

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 28th Sep, 2021 - tori.ng

The sad incident happened on Tuesday in Gwarinpa Estate along the Kubwa Expressway, according to Sahara Reporters.

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Victims of the clash
 
At least six members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites have been reportedly killed by security agents after they clashed in Abuja.
 
The sad incident happened on Tuesday in Gwarinpa Estate along the Kubwa Expressway, according to Sahara Reporters.
 
It was also gathered that many sustained injuries.
 
Joint security operatives were said to have opened fire on members of the sect when they were about to round off their Arbaeen Symbolic Trek.
 
The incident, which occurred at the Gwarinpa gate near Galadimawa when the gun-wielding security agents arrived at the scene, threw the trek into confusion as people scampered for safety.
 
Two people were also said to be shot at a new generation bank inside the estate.

The Secretary of Academic Forum of IMN, Abdullahi Musa, also confirmed the incident when contacted by SaharaReporters.

“They are just shooting people. As I am talking to you now, six people have been killed. They even carried some dead bodies away,” he said.
 
Members of the sect had on Tuesday morning come out in continuation of their procession to mark the fortieth day of the murder of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad who was killed on 10th Muharram.
 
The protesters in their numbers hoisted two flags, one red and the other black, with the chanting songs.
 


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