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Again, Shiites, police clash in Kaduna

There was panic in Kaduna as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites clashed with police over international Quds Day celebration.

The Shiites were said to have come out in their large numbers and occupied Kano road/ Ahmadu Bello Way for the annual international Quds Day procession. But police were said to have fired into the air as well as throwing tear gas canisters to disperse them.

This, according to eyewitness account, resulted in many traders in the areas hurriedly closing their shops, running for cover.

Three members of the Shiites were said to have been wounded by the police; they were and rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

The spokesman of Kaduna police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, did not take his call to confirm the incident about the time this report was filed.

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