Shi’ites in Nigeria are facing threats for professing and practicing their faith from Nigerian authorities and can best be described as endangered minority community. From Azare to Zaria, Shi’ites have struggled to freely conduct their religious rites of Ashura mourning session like others in other parts of the world.
We recorded mourning sessions in the following towns and villages across Nigeria, including but not limited to
Azare, Bauchi, B/kebbi, Bida, Bedeggi, Batsari, Barikin ladi, Bulunkutu, Damaturu, Dandume, Dawakin kudu, Dutsinma, Daura, Dukku, Darazo, Doma, Potiskum, Port Harcourt, Gwaram, Gada, Gashua, Geidam, Guru, Ganye, Gangara, Gano, Gombe, Garu, Garin malam, Garin.malam Hassan, Gwagwalada, Hadejia, Issa, lllela, Jos, Jalingo, Jaji, Jega, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Karaye, Kankiya, Kudandan and Kudan.
Others include Lafia, Lagos, Minna, Maraba – Misau – Mariri, Mararrabarba.lsa, Marke, Rinji, Ricifa, Rimi, Sokoto, Shinkafi – Saminaka, Suleja, Safana, T/mafara, Tsafe – Takakume, Tudun.iya, Tigno, Yola, Yelwa, Wauru and Zaria among many others.
We bring to you some pictures from selected towns:
Potiskum (Yobe State):Lafia (Nasarawa state):Saminaka (Kaduna state):Talata Mafara (Zamfara State):Bauchi (Bauchi State):Kaduna (Kaduna State):Ilella (Sokoto state):Suleja (Niger State):Yola (Adamawa State):Kano (Kano State):