Nigeria: Police fire gunshots in clash with Shi’ites’ protesters

Police in Nigeria on Friday had to fire teargas and gunshots to disperse Islamic Movement in Nigeria members who were protesting in Abuja. The clash with the protesters ended the procession abruptly. The Shi’ites according to local media also plan staging a nationwide procession on Saturday as part of their annual ritual event called the Arbaeen trek. Arbaeen is a Shiite annual religious practice usually conducted on 20th Safar of Islamic calendar to mark the 40th day of the murder of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. This year…

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