Katsina State – Dozens of members of Muslim Brotherhood Movement from Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto and parts of Katsina State on Saturday began a 90-kilometre trek to Zaria, Kaduna State.
Malam Qassim Sanda, the leader of the group, told newsmen at take-off point in Funtua, Katsina State that the exercise was to commemorate the martyrdom of the grand child of Prophet Muhammad.
The grandchild, Imam Hussaini ibn Asayyid-Ali, was killed in Karbala in the present day Iraq.
Sanda explained that the exercise was a symbolic representation of unity of Muslim faithful to further draw the attention to Islamic history.
According to him, no fewer than 15,000 people are participating in the exercise.
He said members from the neighbouring communities in Niger Republic were also participating.
Sanda said adequate arrangements had been made for feeding, health care and relaxation.
He said similar trekking commenced in the last two days from other parts of the country.
The leader said their destination was Zaria where lectures and other activities, to be led by their General Leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, would be conducted.
Another group from Katsina metropolis and neighbouring Niger Republic communities also commenced the journey on Saturday from Malumfashi town, in the same Katsina State. (NAN)