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Kaduna Shi’ites Leader’s Residence Burnt Down By Angry Mob


The home of Mukhtar Sahabi, a leader of the Shiite Islamic sect, along Zango Road was torched by angry youth in Tudun Wada, Kaduna, on Wednesday morning. The outlawed Shiite Muslims in Kaduna state have come under attack again.



Shiites protesting the release of their detained leader, El-Zakzaky

Shiites residing in the house were also attacked by the mob believed to be residents of the area.

Premium Times quoted a witness saying, ”I was wondering what was going on this morning when I saw the youth in hundreds setting the house on fire.

Before the security operatives could come all of them had gone.

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Sahabi is the reported leader of the Shi’ites in Kaduna.

The area has been cordoned by security operatives.

We are standing at a distance to see what next is going to happen. But there is peace around the area,” the witness added.

This comes a day after soldiers surrounded a Shiite mosque in Kaduna as they gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Ashura – which is symbolic to Shiites worldwide.

Shiites have been banned by the Kaduna state government, which claims they are an ‘unlawful society’.

 The leader of the prominent Shiite Muslim group Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, still remains in custody even without being served a court order.
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