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Again Shi’ites Police clash in Kaduna; two killed

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The confrontation between the Nigeria police and members of the Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky- led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites was rekindled Sunday evening as two of the sect members were reportedly killed during a clash with Police in Kaduna.

Reports had it that gunshots rented the air around the popular Ahmadu Bello Way as Police made efforts to disperse the protesting IMN members.

The sect members who were out in protest to press demand for release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, who have been in detention since December, 2015 after a bloody clash with soldiers in Zaria.

Kaduna State Government had since outlawed the group and prohibited all forms of protest in the State.

A leader of IMN confirmed to journalists that two of their members were killed during the Sunday clash while several others were injured.

“As we speak, we are working on our press release. There was a clash and lost two of our members were killed by Police. Several other members were also injured,” he said.

The Kaduna State Police Command’s PPRO, ASP Muhammad Jalige said, he was yet to receive signal on the incident.

According to him: “I called the DPO in charge of the area, he didn’t pick; Maybe he was busy containing the situation” he said.

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