Kano State

Residents, Shiites clash in Kano


A clash was reported on Monday as residents of Dorayi Babba area of Kano stopped members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from holding their Ghadeer, a religious meeting, in the area.

It was gathered that members of the Islamic sect were trying to hold the meeting on a plot of land belonging to one of them in the area.

Local sources said some elders in the area had met the owner of the plot and asked him to sell it because they do not like Shiites gathering in their area.

“Some of the elders felt unsafe with the Shiites gathering in the area. But the man said he would only sell the land at N50,000,000 while they said they could only give him N12,000,000,” a resident of the area, Bilyaminu Abubakar said.

He said when some of the followers of Ibrahim El Zakzaky arrived for the Ghadeer meeting on Monday, some youth in the area challenged them. “And before you know it, the discussion turned violent.”

Another source, Aminu Miko, said: “A car belonging to one Saleh Haruna was burnt to ashes by some of the residents.”




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