Nigeria government forces kill 12 mourners on Ashura

Government forces in Nigeria have attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura, killing at least 12 people and injuring many others. The mourners came under attack in cities and towns across four states, including Kaduna in Nigeria’s north, on Tuesday. Reports said 12 people were killed and many more wounded in the crackdown. Nigerian forces also used tear gas to break up the processions. Witnesses said the capital, Abuja, was put on lockdown, with blocks set up to prevent Ashura mourners from holding gatherings. The Muslims were...


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Published By: newsrescue - 6 days ago