Photos: One police officer, eight Shi'ites killed in Kano clash
A police officer and 10 Shi'ite members have been confirmed dead in a clash between the security agents and the Islamic group members in Kano state earlier today. The Shi'ite members staged a religious march in the state this morning. To stop their procession, the police teargassed the group. The situation became chaotic as the group members retaliated and attacked the police.
Confirming the number of casualties, the state's commissioner of police, Rabiu Yusuf, said;
"At about 8am on Monday, thousands of Shi'ites denied other motorists and other road users free access to Kano-Kaduna expressway between Kwanar Dawaki and Tamburawa village in Dawaki Kudi local government area. The Shi'ites also attacked innocent citizens, damaged police and personal property thereby causing mayhem which led to general disturbance of public peace in the state. We lost a officer while another sustained injury. Eight Shi'ite members were confirmed dead"he said...