PERSECUTION: Shia Muslims Adviced To Skip Friday Prayers As Soldiers Besiege Katsina Mosques

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By Abdulmumin Giwa

katsina imnFollowing the besiege on the Friday central mosque in Katsina this morning by the Nigerian Army, the head of the Katsina center of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Yakub Yahya has advised members of the Movement to stay away from the mosque and worship in their houses.

Issuing the statement today in Katsina, Sheikh Yakub said this has become necessary to avoid any possible destruction of lives and property which the government and it’s Army are bent on perpetrating on not only the Shi’ites but on all that would worship at the mosque.