Breaking: Police kill at least five, injure and arrest several others to break #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017

Reports emanating from Kano indicate that not less than five people were killed by policemen this afternoon in an attempt to break this year’s ArbaeenTrekNigeria that was commenced earlier today in Kano. Those confirmed to have been martyred included women, Hussaina Dauda Nalado.

Several others were injured in varying degrees as police opened fire pointblank without provocation or warning at the peaceful trekkers. Many others were arrested.

At the time of filing this report, it was not clear the exact number of casualty as the police dragged some of the corpses into their van, a usual practice by security forces in such situations, in an attempt to hide evidence and limit the exact number of their victims. Situation in Kano remains tense but we are making frantic efforts to bring to you the exact number of casualties.

©#FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee, November 2017