Two people, a leader of a Shi’ite sect and unidentified woman, have been reportedly killed during a clash with the police in Kano State.
It was gathered that trouble started after the police intercepted the annual Arbaeen annual trek of the group in the town.
An eye witness told newsmen that the movement of the sect was intercepted at the popular Lado overhead bridge along Zaria road in Kano metropolis.
The policemen allegedly stopped them by firing teargas and live bullets.
Many people sustained injuries in the incident.
Musa Majia, spokesman of the Kano state police command, could not be reached for comments as he neither answered his calls nor responded to a text message sent.
Kano is among the states that have outlawed the activities of the group.
Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the sect, has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers.
Despite pressure from the group and some of its supporters, the government has refused to release Zakzaky.