Thousands of Muslim brotherhood Movement from Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto and parts of Katsina State on Saturday began an 83-kilometre trek to Zaria in Kaduna State.
Speaking to newsmen at the starting point in Funtua, Katsina State, leader of the exercise, Malam Qasim Sanda, stated that the exercise was to commemorate the martyrdom of the grandchild of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussaini ibn Aliyu, who was killed in Karbala in the present Iraq.
He said at least 15,000 people including men, women and children would participate in the exercise, adding that besides Nigerians, people from neighbouring communities in Niger Republic would participate.
According to him, adequate arrangements for feeding, health care and relaxing points were designed, adding that the trek commenced in the last two days from other areas of Nigeria.
Sanda said the destination was Zaria where lectures and other activities would be conducted to be led by general leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
He explained that the exercise was a symbolic representation of unity of Muslim faithful and further attention of those that were oblivious of the happenings in Islamic history.