The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has held a kind of procession which it calls Ashura. The Ashura is an annual event. It took place in Abuja.
A top member of the Shi’ites group, Abdulai Musa said the procession started in Wuse market and ended around Berger about from 8: oo am and ended by 8:30 am.
Musa said that the procession was peaceful and well organised.
IMN had on Monday petitioned the Human Rights Commission, United Nations and the European Union over Tuesday’s Ashura procession which it claimed that the police are preparing to disrupt and attack its members.
The event did not attract the expected number of faithful. This may not be unconnected with the reality of the time as police on Monday insisted that IMN is an illegal body, aside from being a terrorist organization as pronounced by the Federal government.