Gunshots from safety brokers rented the air in Gwarinpa Estate alongside the Kubwa Expressway in Abuja on Tuesday, as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in any other case referred to as Shi’ites and safety brokers clashed.
Six individuals have been reportedly killed within the incident whereas many sustained accidents.
Joint safety operatives have been stated to have opened fireplace on members of the sect after they have been about to spherical off their Arbaeen Symbolic Trek.
The incident, which occurred on the Gwarinpa gate close to Galadimawa when the gun-wielding safety brokers arrived on the scene, threw the trek into confusion as folks scampered for security.
Two folks have been additionally stated to be shot at a brand new technology financial institution contained in the property.
The Secretary of Academic Forum of IMN, Abdullahi Musa, additionally confirmed the incident when contacted by SaharaReporters.
“They are just shooting people. As I am talking to you now, six people have been killed. They even carried some dead bodies away,” he stated.
Members of the sect had on Tuesday morning come out in continuation of their procession to mark the fortieth day of the homicide of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad who was killed on tenth Muharram.
The protesters of their numbers hoisted two flags, one pink and the opposite black, with the chanting songs.