One feared dead, others wounded as police, Shi’ites clash in Sokoto

One person was reportedly killed on Friday during a clash between the police and followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shi’ite group) in Sokoto State.

Residents said the incident occurred at Dambuwa roundabout in Sokoto metropolis.

The clash caused pandemonium among residents and many traders reportedly shut down their businesses and fled for safety.

The Shi’ites, who were protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, reportedly chanted derogatory words against the president, Muhammadu Buhari.

This set the stage for an eventual clash with the police.

The group has consistently protested in parts of the north, the federal capital territory inclusive. One of their recent confrontations with the police in Abuja led to the death of a journalist…

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