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News ID: 43508
Publish Date: 7:27 - 04 September 2019
Nigerians hold Muharram mourning ceremonies despite the government’s vast restrictions.

Muharram mourning across of Nigeria despite restriction

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The mourning ceremony to comemorate Imam Hossein's (PBUH) martyrdom is being held in various cities of Nigeria, according to the Twitter page of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN),  Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki.

 The office of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also announced the widespread mourning ceremony of Muharram in spite of tightening police restrictions in the country.

Nigerian police have issued a decree ordering its forces to arrest Sheikh Zakzaky's supporters on the eve of the month of Muharram and the religious centers affiliated with them are banned from performing mourning ceremonies across the country.

Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife were arrested on December 13, 2015, in a Nigerian military attack on a Husseiniyah in Zaria. Hundreds of Nigerian Shiites were also killed in the attack.

Source: Iran Press

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