Nigerian troops arrested the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, after committing a massacre against people attending a religious ceremony in Hussainiyyah Baqeeyatullah in the northern city of Zaria.
Hussayniyyah massacre committed by Nigeria forces in Zaria cityLocal sources said dozens of people were martyred and injured when Nigerian forces attacked the Hussayniyah, where Muslim Shia were marking Imam Reza’s martyrdom anniversary.
Among the martyrs was al-Zakzaky’s deputy, Mohamamd Touri, the sources said.
The forces then raided the house of al-Zakzaky and arrested him, killing his wife and his son, according to the sources.
The house of al-Zakzaky as well as the Hussayniyyah was damaged by the Nigerian forces.