A statement issued by the President, Media Forum of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, on Monday, alleged that three Shi’ite members were attacked and killed by a combined team of armed police and thugs during a fracas.
Musa said the killing happened on Saturday evening when the Islamic group clashed with security agents during its Ashura mourning session in the state.
“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.
“Those killed are Abubakar Talle, Ali Rigasa, and an unnamed person, with many people injured by gunshots.” the statement added.
Musa also claimed that 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.
KanyiDaily reports that the IMN members were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, by the federal government of Nigeria.