Police begin harassing *#ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017

Reports reaching us indicate that some detachment of security forces have started harassing members of tge Islamic Movement who are on
#ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017.

The trek had progressed thus far in an orderly and peaceful manner as scheduled and had reached a point where those trekking had to pray and rest until the next round of the trek. Suddenly, the police contingent started shooting teargas at the mass of trekkers without provocation.

Earlier, police were spotted in the outskirts of Kano metropolis, and were seen to have camped in little groups short distances apart.

It was reminiscent of exactly what happed last year during the
#ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2016, when a combined forces of Police and army opened fire on the marchers outside Kano on the orders of Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje, killing scores of people in cold blood.

It is not yet clear to what extent they want to further shed blood this time around. No reports of injuries or deaths.

We will keep you informed of developments.

©#FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee, November 2017

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