PHOTO: Shi’ite Trekkers Defy Suicide Attack, March In Kaduna

Published 4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 05:54 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)

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The Shi’ite Islamic Movement Monday continued its procession to Zaria in Kaduna State despite losing some of its members in a bomb attack last week.
About 20 members of the group died when two suicide bombers attacked the group during its procession from Kano to Zaria on Friday.

The bombers, who pretended to be members of the sect, set off the bombs at Dakasonye village in Garun Mallam Local Government of Kano State.

Business activities were paralysed for about five hours on Monday in Kaduna State as some members of the group marched from Birnin-Gwari and some other neigboruing towns to Zaria to attend the grand Arba’deen lecture to be delivered by the group’s leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky on December 3.

They also marched through Nnamdi Azikiwe Road in the Kaduna metropolis before joining the Kaduna-Zaria Expressway.

The sect members, comprising mainly children below 15 years and women, were singing “Hussainiyya” praise songs. There were also babies being pushed on baby wheels.
Motorists were forced to park for almost five hours to allow the sect members go through the roads before resuming their journeys.

A traveller, who lamented the situation, told PREMIUM TIMES that the sect chose the wrong day to embark on the exercise.

“Monday is always a busy day all over the world,” he said. “I have been here for the past 4 hours and they are still moving. We never moved an inch and yet they are not here.”
Members of the Shiite group undertake the symbolic trek yearly to commemorate the 40th day of Ashura.

Ashura is organised to mourn Imam Husain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, killed by the army of Yazid, son of Mu’awiyyah in 61 AH.

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XTnote at 06:29 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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They always have a way of spicing their story with bombing or killing as if thats an ingredient in their religion
zezprincess at 07:07 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmmmm,again?ok,na their faith de carry de go,
Oworen25 at 07:10 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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They should trek to Abuja and cry to buhari so he can stop traveling and settle down and solve the problems of the country
kp45 at 07:36 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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freethinker at 10:00 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Mopera at 10:47 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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all this people resemble boko haram.....
winace at 10:54 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Keep trekking and pls trek to see dat ur broda Buhari and tell him to stay at home to work. Dat date wat he promised us. Mctheww no bejpnpy Shiite na shit.
gogoman at 11:03 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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everybody get group lol
Anny01 at 11:33 AM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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I hope this sect will not bring another problem to our country.
Wikigenius at 12:07 PM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Only in islam
dickieponga at 02:40 PM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Good, nice one...
botlex at 06:08 PM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Which one be  Shi’ite Islamic Movement again?
Ayodun1 at 07:25 PM, 1/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmm...  What Nigeria needs now is God intervention.

okatee at 08:24 PM, 2/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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abeg mak we leave dem may dem trek go anywhere dey like, itz deir religion nd deir believe.
bohlah at 09:24 PM, 2/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Everyone/Every tribe/Every culture is now showcasing their own kolomentality in Nigeria.

elchymo at 11:51 AM, 5/12/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na them them, if they like make dem kill themselves, e no concern me
moralemike07 at 09:23 AM, 7/01/2016 (4 years ago)
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This country has a vast problem.


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