Photos: Shi’ites shuns police order, stage protest in Abuja. Kaduna, Gombe, Katsina

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The Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as  Shiites have defied police order not to carry on with their annual Ashura procession.

The Shiites are currently having their  Ashura mourning procession in Abuja, Gombe, Kaduna and Katsina state, in defiance of the police.

The Ashura procession is an annual religious ritual carried out by the Shia Islamic sect all over the world on September 10th.

The Police yesterday released a statement saying the sect is still banned and any procession they hold will amount to the advancement of terrorism. See more photos of the Shiites in procession below

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