Five people dead as Police and Shii’ites clash in Bauchi

At least five people have been confirmed dead in a clash between the Police and the members of Shii’ite Islamic group.

The clash which happened in Bauchi Metropolis and Azare Town of Katagum Local Government Area, also left many seriously injured. Four members of the Islamic Movement were shot dead and one died in Azare according to a spokesperson of the group.

Spokesperson for the Police in Bauchi, DSP Kamal Abubakar said that nobody was shot dead among the IMN members. He further said: “We only came out to prevent them from holding the procession and to maintain law and order. We have arrested 25 members of the group..”

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