What started as a peaceful Tuesday morning in the FC quickly escalated to a bloody afternoon when Army and Police Open Fire on Shiites in Abuja Clash. Reports from Sahra Reporters in confirms that 6 are feared dead while several others injured.
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At least six members of Shi’ites, the (Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN) otherwise known as have been reportedly killed by security agents after they clashed in Abuja. This event led to a joint security operation of the military and police who were said to have opened fire on the Islamic sect when they were about to round off their Arbaeen Symbolic Trek.
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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 the40th 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.