Monday, 3 November 2014
Attack on Ashura Procession in Potiskum
Today the 3rd of November (11th of Muharram 1435), The Islamic Movement in Nigeria conducted processions to commemorate the tragedy of Ashura in 40 cities across Nigeria with hundreds of thousands of participants. The procession was successfully completed successfully in all cities including Potiskum, Yobe State. After the procession there was a bomb blast in the midst of the participants, most of the victims were children participating in the re-enactment of the event of Karbala. As the bomb explodes the Army engaged the surrounding with sporadic shooting with an armored tank. Presently, 28 have been confirmed dead and nearly a hundred wounded with limited access to medical assistance as the roads to hospitals have been blocked by the military. Suhaila Ibraheem.