"We have rescued 138 members of the Shi'ite mostly women and children and they are still under our custody. There was no death on both sides and normalcy has since returned to Kano," he told Daily Trust.
Mallam Sa'idu Isa Yakasai, one of the Shi'te leaders in Kano said they were attacked by hoodlums shortly after the procession.
"Scores of Shi’ite members mostly adults were injured during the attack. I saw about 10 of our members who sustained various degrees of injury in their head. I was able to rescue many children during the attack. It was a coordinated attack. This is quite unfortunate. This is not the first time our people organize such a procession. In fact it is an annual event not only in Nigeria but worldwide and it is always peaceful. Even this year’s procession was peaceful because it was after the procession that the hoodlums attacked our people," he said.Photo credit: Sahara Reporters