Breaking: Shi’ates clash with securities in Katsina during Ashura Precession
There are pockets of reports of violent clash between the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ates and the Nigerian police in Katsina, Katsina Post can authoritatively report.
The clashes predominantly occurred in Kofar Marusa residential area of Katsina metropolis around the residence of the group’s spiritual leader, Malam Yakubu Yahaya.
Reports gathered by our reporters indicated that in the early hours of today, police and other security officials were seen patrolling the town in a show of force.
Police were later heard firing gunshots in the air and tear gas to disperse members of the IMN that were seen grouping preparing to begin their procession.