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It reported that the members of the Islamic sect, Shiites, notwithstanding the ban on further protest by the group in some northern states marched in protest on saturday, still demanding the unconditional release of their leader, El-Zak Zaky.

Fresh reports this morning confirms that many have been feared dead at a clash between the group and security operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Kano.

According to the reports, an eye witness has stated that, the clash started around Tamburawa, on the outskirts of Kano City.

The police had tried to intervene when the islamic protesters became violent, leaving over a dozen people including a police officer dead.

Police operatives have deployed heavily armed police officers to the area to contain the situation, while the Kano-Zaria road is completely blocked.

 

Written by Okolo Ezinne

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