A clash with the police has left two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) dead.

, also otherwise known as Shi’ites, were reported killed when they clashed with police in Kaduna yesterday.

IMN, also known as Shiites is led by the detained cleric, Ibraheem Zakzaky

Sources said during the clash, there were sustained gunshots w around the popular Ahmadu Bello Way as police made efforts to disperse the protesters.

Members of the religious group were demanding for the release of their leader and his wife, Zeenat, who have been in detention since December, 2015 following a bloody clash with soldiers in Zaria.

Ibrahim Musa who speaks for IMN said- “heavily-armed policemen today (yesterday) opened fire in Zaria and Kaduna on religious mourners soon after completing this year’s Ashura processions” and “two people in Kaduna lost their lives while many others were injured in Kaduna and Zaria”.

Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

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