Armed police in Nigeria have broken up a gathering of civilians marking the historical events of Ashura, arresting at least six people.
Final death toll could reach 100
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Suspected plans include attacking processions, burning homes and business premises of the participants while they are away, and hiring thugs to assault mourners
IHRC has received credible reports that the military has laid plans to sabotage Arbaeen processions (as they are known) and inflict violence on the participants, their personal abodes and places of worship
Over a dozen people were killed by police and army gunfire during the processions last Wednesday
Both Amnesty International and the UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission have indicted the Nigerian military