In Kano More than 12 people have died in a battle between Shiites and police officers

The incident occurred around the Tamburawa area on Monday,after the police tried to stop a Shiite protest.

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Shiite Muslims protested in the streets of the Nigerian city Kano to press for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, held by Nigeria's secret police since December 2015 after a military crackdown on his sect that left over 300 dead play

Shiite Muslims protested in the streets of the Nigerian city Kano to press for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, held by Nigeria's secret police since December 2015 after a military crackdown on his sect that left over 300 dead

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More than 12 people have been reported dead after a clash between members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and police officers in Kano State.

The incident occurred around the Tamburawa area on Monday, November 14, after the police made attempts to stop a Shiite protest, reports say.

One of the deceased persons is a police officer.

Police officers in the state are said to have been deployed to the area to maintain the peace leading to the blockage of the Kano- Zaria road.

The attack comes almost a year after a clash between the Nigerian army and members of the group in Zaria, Kaduna state which led to the capture of its leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

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The activities of the IMN were recently banned in Kaduna.

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