Sep 10, 2019 14:35 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 22, 2019 22:19 Asia/Tehran]

The Nigerian security forces opened fire on Ashura mourners in Kaduna state this morning Sept 10, 2019, killing at least 12 people.

Iran PressAfrica: Three people have been confirmed martyred and some others were injured the Ashura mourning.

The Nigerian security forces used live bullets and ammunition. They have gunned many mourners and several were arrested.

According to HausaTV, in Katsina state also there is another brutality of the Nigerian police force on Ashura mourners. Whereas Shi'a Muslims were commemorating Imam Hussein (AS) peacefully.

Heavy police presence reported around procession in North central Nigeria,.

Erlier on September 3, the Nigerian police issued a decree ordering its forces to arrest the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) Sheikh Zakzaky's supporters on the eve of the month of Muharram and the religious centers affiliated with them are banned from performing mourning ceremonies across the country.

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