Thousands of memebrs of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) took part in Arbaeen religous procession at Zuba in the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) in central Nigeria, where the capital Abuja is also located. During the procession, the protesters also demanded the release of the movement’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and to protest the killing of Shiites by the Nigerian Army.
According to World News TV (newsx.tv) Nigerian security forces opened fire on supporters of the country’s Islamic Movement during an annual religious procession near the capital Abuja.
Scores of people were also injured. The victims were marking the Arba’een mourning ceremonies north of Abuja. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has strongly condemned the attack. The IMN followers have been subjected to a heavy-handed crackdown since three years ago when the army attacked a religious ceremony in the city of Zaria in the north. In December 2015, Nigerian forces raided the house of IMN leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and arrested him after killing those attempting to protect the prominent Muslim cleric.