Some female Muslims were said to have been arrested by the police in Kano on Wednesday, October 12.
The women, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said were arrested on their to way their homes on Wednesday, October 12.
The spokesperson for the IMN Ibrahim Musa in a statement said the women were later taken to Bompai police headquarters in Kano state.
Similarly, Musa added that some other members of the Shiite group who were arrested in Kaduna have been arraigned before the Shariah Court on Daura road.
He said these people were further sent to a Kaduna prison.
Musa condemning the attack on some of the IMN members in various cities across Nigeria deaths in two states – Funtua in Sokoto and Kaduna – is at least 13.
“The procession of the martyrdom of Imam Husain started in Funtua, Katsina state peacefully, but was later stopped by a team of policemen who were drafted to the scene to forcibly stop the march,” Musa said.
He also accused the Nigerian police of opening fire on members of the group who had gathered for the Ashura procession which marks the martyrdom of late Imam Hussein.
“After firing teargas canisters on the procession, the police opened fire with live bullets killing nine instantly and injuring about 20 others. There are reports that they went with some victims,” he said.
“In Kaduna, the peaceful Ashura procession was concluded without any incident. However, armed paid thugs attacked some members of IMN on their way to their various homes injuring them.
“This was followed by torching of Islamic Centre of IMN at Tudun wada Kaduna and subsequent demolition by a combined team of policemen and the Army. Three members of the Movement were killed there.
“The story was similar in Jos, Plateau state, where armed soldiers brutally attacked the Ashura procession, then proceeded to invade the Islamic Centre belonging to IMN, making some arrests while threatening to demolish the worship complex,” he added.
Musa however confirmed there was a peaceful procession in Kastina, Yola, Yobe, Suleja, Bauchi, Gombe, Lafia among others.
Some states in the northern part of Nigeria experienced crisis after some youth in Kaduna attacked and torched houses of members of Shiite, an Islamic group which has been banned and declared unlawful by the Kaduna state government.