BREAKING: Many feared dead as Shiites clash with police

Members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites)on Monday morning clashed with the police in Kano city.

A witness said the clash started around Tamburawa, on the outskirts of Kano city, when the police tried to stop a Shiite protest.

Over a dozen people including a police officer were killed from the violent clash.

The sect has been involved in recurrent protests in recent times, with the unconditional release of its national leader Sheikh El Zakzaky top of the demands.

The police have since deployed heavily armed mobile police officers to the area while the major Kano- Zaria road is completely blocked.

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Members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites)on Monday morning clashed with the police in Kano city.

A witness said the clash started around Tamburawa, on the outskirts of Kano city, when the police tried to stop a Shiite protest.

Over a dozen people including a police officer were killed from the violent clash.

The sect has been involved in recurrent protests in recent times, with the unconditional release of its national leader Sheikh El Zakzaky top of the demands.

The police have since deployed heavily armed mobile police officers to the area while the major Kano- Zaria road is completely blocked.

More details shortly…

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