Death, Injuries Recorded As Shiites, Policemen Clash Again In Northern State

Death, Injuries Recorded As Shiites, Policemen Clash Again In Northern State

  • At least one person died during a clash between Shiites and policemen in Kaduna state on Saturday, April 30
  • The mayhem ensued when police officers tried to disperse a procession of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) members on Saturday
  • Although the police command in the state is yet to comment on the issue, reports said some persons (about 9) sustained injuries during the clash

Kaduna - There was a clash between policemen and the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Kaduna on Friday, April 29.

The clash started when members of the group went on a procession to mark Quds Day, usually done on the last Friday of Ramadan to protest against Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Shiites in the north
The police command in Kaduna is yet to comment on the clash
Source: Original

Daily Trust reports that security agents stationed along major roads in Kaduna made efforts with teargas to disperse the procession but it all ended in violence which left one dead and several injured.

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Added to this, eyewitnesses claimed some Shi’ites had set ablaze several vehicles in Zaria, Vanguard added.

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An official of IMN in the state, Aliyu Umar, said the procession was peaceful but that along the line, the security officials started using live ammunition on members.

He said:

“But they trailed from behind and used teargas and live bullets on our members. One person was shot dead, we have just held the Janazah prayers, and nine sustained bullet wounds."

Security operatives reportedly clash during President Buhari’s visit to Kaduna

Meanwhile, security operatives clashed on Thursday, January 20, during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Kaduna state.

The clash occurred while President Buhari was commissioning the remodeled Kawo bridge.

The security operatives reportedly exchanged blows before normalcy returned. The clash was said to have been triggered by the action of the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives who blocked access to Kawo bridge immediately after the president mounted it.

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The DSS operatives were said to block other vehicles, including those of the Kaduna state governor and other state officials from accessing the facility. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state wasn’t affected as he was part of the president’s convoy to the bridge.

While El-Rufai’s Aide-De-Camp’s team insisted that the governor’s official vehicle must be allowed access, the president’s security aides reportedly refused.


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