Evidence Emerges of Mass Burials In Kano after Arba'een Massacre
Reports reaching us from Kano state said Photographs have emerged showing the graves of over 30 victims of last week's massacre Members of Islamic Movement im Nigeria who were on there way to Zaria for Arbaeen Symbolic Trekking to commemorate Arba'een Days of the Killing the Grand Son f Prohet Muhammad (Z) Imam Hussan (as) in a peaceful religious procession on the outskirts of Kano.
Scores of people were killed and many injured after Nigerian Police forces attacked them with live rounds as they marked the 40-day anniversary of Ashura.
The procession was one of many strands from all over the country trying to reach the city of Zaria to join up with a gathering organized by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) which in previous years has attracted several million people.
The photographs show several rows of freshly dug graves in a cemetery in Kaukau village in Kano State. The graves, all unmarked, are believed to belong to some of those gunned down in the military assault on November 14.
The discovery comes as the Nigerian government faces mounting concern over its recent treatment of the IMN. Last week Nigerian authorities also demolished schools, hospitals and seminaries belonging to the IMN in the state of Kaduna just as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice was flying out to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to answer questions about another massacre last December.
The Nigerian government has been waging a bloody crackdown on the IMN which has seen its leaders and followers killed, shot, arrested, beaten and harassed since December 2015 when an army attack led to over 1000 people, mainly IMN members and supporters, being massacred. Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife Malama Zeenatudden and hundren of his followers still detain by Nigerian Government since the attack by Nigerian Army.
Pictures are Bellow Kano Mass Grave.