The police yesterday dispersed a procession of the outlawed Islamic Motion of Nigeria members popularly referred to as Shiites round Wuse Market in Abuja. The policemen reportedly fired tear gasoline canisters and stay rounds within the air, forcing the Shi’ites and passers-by to run for his or her lives. The IMN procession reportedly began on Sultan Abubakar Highway however was rapidly dispersed as soon as the Police confronted them.
The Shi’ites deliberate to carry a nationwide procession right now to mark their annual Arbaeen trek which sparked fears of one other deadly confrontation with safety males. Arbaeen is claimed to be a Shi’ite annual spiritual apply normally performed on the 20th Safar of Islamic calendar to mark the 40th day of the homicide of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was killed on 10th Muharram.