The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also referred to as the Shi’ite were recently banned in Kaduna state.
The Kaduna state government has stated that the sect was banned after it was deemed an unregistered society. There is considerable controversy around the sect after several members of its members were killed in December 2015 following a clash with members of the Nigerian Army.
The leader of the sect, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has been detained without charge by the Nigerian army since then.
On Tuesday, members of the sect carried out a religious ritual honoring the grandson of the prophet who was murdered in the seventh century.
Soldiers were dispatched to the mosque in Zango road and surrounded members of the sect.
On Wednesday morning, members of the Sect went ahead with a planned procession in commemoration of the day of Ashura which was the day Imam Hussein the grandson of prophet Muhammed was murdered in Iraq in the seventh century, despite their ban.
They were seen in their numbers along Taiwo road in Kaduna.