Scores of persons have been killed following a violent clash between security agents and members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ite in Kano State on Monday.
The incident, which occurred at Tamburawa General area along Zaria Road, took place around 8.00am when hundreds of Shi’te embarked on an annual trekking to Zaria.
Sources who witnessed the incident said at least 10 people were killed and several injured after the state police opened fire during clashes with the pro-Iranian Shiites.
The police have since deployed heavily armed mobile officers to the area while the major Kano- Zaria road is completely blocked.
Speaking on the incident, in a statement, Ibrahim Musa, a spokesperson for the group, said: