Six Shiites members have been killed during a clash with security operatives in Abuja.
Not less than six members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, have been killed by security agents in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT}.
It was gathered that the shiites members ‘were about to round off their Arbaeen Symbolic Trek on Tuesday when police and army opened fire on them at the Gwarinpa gate near Galadimawa.
Six persons were reportedly killed in the incident while many sustained gunshot injuries, throwing the trek into confusion as people scampered for safety.
The Secretary of Academic Forum of IMN, Abdullahi Musa, who confirmed the incident, said the joint security agents carry some of the dead bodies away.
“They are just shooting people. As I am talking to you now, six people have been killed. They even carried some dead bodies away,” Musa 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.
KanyiDaily had also reported how three Shi’ite members were attacked and killed by a combined team of armed police and thugs during Ashura mourning session in Kaduna.