AFP: Nigerian Military Under Scrutiny After Shiite Group Clashes [Video]

Nigeria's military this December killed over 1000 minority Muslims in a similar but unarmed civilian situation


AFP: Amnesty International call on the Nigerian government to launch an inquiry after two days of clashes between Nigerian troops and a Shiite Muslim group in the northern city of Zaria last month. Despite the lack of official figures, talk on the ground is of 300, 400, 600 or more — a huge number even in a region where at least 17,000 have been killed in Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency since 2009.

“When we called the (ABUTH) chief medical director late Saturday, he told us the hospital had received 300 bodies before he closed and the figure could have risen after he had left.”

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