Clashes have broken out in the northern Nigerian city of Sokoto after a high profile Muslim preacher was shot dead.
Members of Sunni and Shia sects have fought a pitched battle with one of the three suspected gunmen beaten to death.
The Sunni preacher was shot on Wednesday night while travelling home by motorbike taxi from taking prayers.
The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual head of Nigeria’s Muslims, said Mallam Umaru Dan-Maishiye, died after being shot in the head. He appealed for calm…