TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Thousands of Nigerian Muslims and members of the Islamic Movement held a rally on Monday towards Abuja to mark the annual Arbaeen march, as another video emerged showing the security forces attacking the mourners.
Nigerian Muslims were pictured marching towards the federal capital territory despite an attack by security forces the day before that killed nearly ten of their members by Zuba bridge in Abuja.
Another video emerged on social media showing the attack on the marchers by security forces in Zuba.
The Muslim followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky converged in Abuja to embark on the Arbaeen symbolic trek to stand against the government and demand for the release of their leader Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and hundreds of followers who are currently in detention for over 3 years since the Zaria massacre in 2015.
The Shiite group said its members won't be hindered from the trek despite threats of more military clash.