Monday, November 14, 2016

At Least 10 Shiites Dead In Kano As Police Confront Them

At least 10 people were killed and several injured Monday when police opened fire during clashes with pro-Iranian Shiites in Kano, witnesses and police said.

Violence broke out when police tried to disperse thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who were marching from Kano to Kaduna for the Ashura religious festival.

"The police arrived and started firing teargas canisters on the procession of Shiites to disperse them," grocer Ilyasu Ammani told AFP.

"I saw 15 bodies sprawled on the ground before the police evacuated them," said Ammani of the violence in Kwanar Dawaki, an area on the outskirts of Kano.

Witness Kabiru Mudassir said he saw more than "10 bodies being taken away in a police van."

Mudassir, who was on his way to work when he was caught in the fighting, said "more policemen are being deployed and a military jet keeps circling the area."

Nigerian police said they opened fire on the crowd after one of their officers was hurt.

"They injured one of our officers and our men opened fire because they were becoming violent," said a police officer who asked to remain anonymous.


  1. kill all of them the devilish shite that cause a lot of damages to the the image of of islam & muslims

    1. See his mouth like kill all of them,u are not better non diff frm them.

  2. This is becoming rampant. The security agencies need to learn how to use minimum force necessary and not take the life of civilians.

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  3. No justification for unnecessary killing. This group should please make peace with the law of the land. No body is above the law