Nigerian security forces attack Arbaeen mourners, martyr 50

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Reports coming out from Nigeria say that the number of Arbaeen mourners that have been martyred by the Nigerian security forces since Saturday has reached more than 50 people.

It has been reported that Nigerian army again opened fire on unarmed and peaceful mourners of Arbaeen in Abuja on Tuesday, martyring dozens of them.

According to Islamic Movement in Nigeria spokesman, 50 participants at the Arbaeen marches have been martyred by the Nigerian security forces since Saturday when the Arbaeen marches began.

The spokesman of the movement Ibrahim Mousa said "as we were walking towards the center of the city, armed policemen and other security men fired live bullets and tear gas at us."

It has been reported that the marchers demanded the release of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakzaky during the marches.

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