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PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano (Warning: graphic images included)

PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Authorities target Shia mourners during Ashura commemorations

Today's violence confirmed earlier fears that the Nigerian authorities would seek to sabotage the annual commemoration of Ashura in the country

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