Following yesterday’s successful and peaceful Ashura mourning processions in more than 30 major cities and towns across the country, members of the Islamic Movement in diverse places of Potiskum, Suleja and Anchau faced government’s backlash on Thursday the 10th of Muharram 1440 (20/9/2018).
In Potiskum, Yobe state, battle-ready soldiers indiscriminately opened fire at the mourners towards the end of the procession, unprovoked and without warnings. In the process, they instantly killed a passer-by and wounded at least two others among the mourners.
Potiskum Pictures below:
In Suleja, a major satellite town of Abuja, the authorities acted through proxies, when they sent some thug to attack the solemn mourning procession, using knife and running over the mourners with car, thereby wounding many, especially women and children.
Fortunately, there was no reported deaths in Suleja. Pictures below
In another town called Anchau in Kaduna state, Nigeria, a combined team of policemen and Civil Defence men had gone to the Islamic Centre belonging to the Islamic Movement and ransacked the building, which also houses a school, looted valuables and torched books. Members of the Movement weren’t in the centre at the time, but eyewitnesses confirm those who were responsible for the arson