UPDATE: Shiite members attacked in Kaduna during procession

13
657
https://kadunanewsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/kadunanewsonline.com_-67.jpeg/UPDATE: Shiite members attacked in Kaduna during procession

UPDATE: Shiite members attacked in Kaduna during procession

Two children were injured Friday in Kaduna during a procession by Shiites, witnesses sect told our reporter.

Ten people were arrested during the march.

Kingsley Umoh, an Army Colonel and Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, confirmed the arrests. He said the army arrived at the scene after the police have taken care of the situation.

The incident occurred around 1p.m. when the Shiites resisted mob action to disperse them along Kasunwan Barci roundabout, Tudun Wada, Kaduna.

Witnesses told our source that traders closed their businesses and joined the mob that tried to disperse the group.

A witness, Mallam Danbatta, said the mob were attacking vehicles of the sect with clubs and other dangerous weapons as they tried to flee the area.

“We were watching from a storey building where my family and I took refuge as the mob in their dozens destroyed vehicles of the Shiite members who attempted to speed off the scene along Kasuwan Barci round about to Maimuna Gwarzo junction.

“The police followed with tear gas and gun shots to disperse the clash. It was a terrible experience,” he said.

Awwal Haruna, a shop-owner in Kasuwan Barci, said he sustained bruises while trying to save a Shiite member who ran for safety from being lynched by over 20 irate youths.

“Some youths would have killed one Shiite member in front of my shop and cause wahala for us. I even sustained bruises while trying to prevent them from attacking. He narrowly escaped with wounds,” he said.

Yakubu Yahaya, leader of the Katsina chapter of the Shiite sect, accused security agents of mobilising the mob action against the sect.

“The clash is not between us and the community. It is government that mobilised some youths with 15 police and army vehicles who fired tear gas and live bullets at us.

“We have two casualties, a boy and a girl whom the security have taken with them. The boy is currently in a hospital receiving treatment from gunshot wounds by the police,” he said.

The name of the boy with the gun shot injury was given as Hussaini Saeed.

Mr. Umoh, the army spokesperson, told our source the procession was peaceful in Zaria, Katsina and some other places, but that there were clashes in Kaduna between the sect and the Kasuwan Barci community.

“The report we have is that normalcy has returned to those area around Kasuwan Barci,” he told our source.

“The civil disturbance you heard about was between some members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria and some members of the community there.

“As I speak to you, we have actually made about 10 arrest because of that incident and is still being investigated.”

 

 

UPDATE: Shiite members attacked in Kaduna during procession

13 COMMENTS

  1. Normally I do not learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very great article.

  2. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I’m hoping
    you write again very soon!

  3. Having read this I believed it was extremely informative.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together.
    I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  4. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little research
    on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner due to the fact that I found it for him…

    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this
    matter here on your web site.

  5. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during
    lunch break. I love the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I
    get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, great blog!

  6. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It truly helpful & it helped me out much.
    I hope to provide something back and help others like you aided me.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here