A student of Civil Engineering department of the Bayero University in Kano, Husseina Nalado and a leader of the Shi’ia sect have allegedly been killed by mobile policemen in Kano state.
Trouble started after the police intercepted the annual Arbaeen annual trek of the group in the town. A witness revealed that sect members were intercepted at the popular Lado overhead bridge along Zaria road in Kano.
The policemen allegedly stopped them by firing teargas and live bullets. Many people sustained injuries in the incident. Kano is among the states that have outlawed the activities of the group.
Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the sect, has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers.