Witness: Deaths as forces clash with Shiites in Nigeria

October 12, 2016 12:40 PM

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YOLA, Nigeria – A witness says as many as 10 people have been killed when security forces clashed with Shiite Muslims attending a religious ceremony in northern Nigeria.

Mallam Hussaini says police and soldiers opened fire on Shiites who had gathered Wednesday in Funtua, Katsina state, for Ashoura, a holiday marking the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson.

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