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Sokoto: Ashura Mourning amidst Tight Security and Arrest in Sokoto PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 30 September 2017 07:21

On Friday the 8th of Muharram 1439 (29/9/17) secuirty forces arrested some people as they were trekking to attend Ashura Mourning session in Sokoto.
The policemen arrested 7 people along their way to Markaz where the mourning takes place and taken to the state C.I.D office. 

Thus far, it has been confirmed that the following were arrested by in Sokoto:

1. lbrahim Buchi
2. Mukhtar Liman
3. Ukasha Jibril
4. Anas Abubakar
5. Muhammad Sani Gobirawa
6. Ali kabiru

There is  frantic effort at confirming the names of others affected by the Sokoto governor's persecution and seeking redress.

They were arrested for no offence as they were not staging a protest but just trekking along a minor street which leads to the venue.
Though after the incidence the state Police Commissioner went to the venue and had lsome discussion with Sidi Munnir- one of the mourners.

Ealier on, secuirty operatives were stationed near Markzaz, the venue for Ashura gathering. Also seen at the Markaz area is Polic
Commissioner Mohammed Abdulkadir with his team. However, Mallam Qasim Umar was able to enter the venue and gave normal Ashura lecture.

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One of the victim of the attack by security forces in sokoto

ashura 1439 gathering sokoto day 8

Maghrib and Isha prayer after mourning session.

ashura 1439 gathering sokoto day 8

ashura 1439 gathering sokoto day 8

ashura 1439 gathering sokoto day 8

ashura 1439 gathering sokoto day 8

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 08:40