Monday, 14 December 2015

GRAPHIC | Exclusive Video of Nigerian Army killing Shiite members in Zaria, Kaduna State

In this video, you can see people who seem to be men of the Nigerian army firing scores of bullets and the wailing cries from the victims.

Violence erupted in Kaduna and some parts of northern Nigeria after the convoy of General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, was attacked by Shiite members in Kaduna state. 

The attack took place while Buratai was on his way to pay homage on the Emir of Zazzau and attend the Passing Out Parade of 73 Regular Recruits Intake of Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria.

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiite, have claimed that at least 500 of their colleagues have allegedly been killed by soldiers. The group blamed the Army authorities for the loss of lives in Zaria, Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria and called on the international community and human rights groups to probe the killings.

There has also been agitations in the South, majorly in the South-Eastern part by member of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) calling for secession. Over 12 peaceful demonstrators have been killed by the government security forces. 

The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention for over two months. His detention has heightened widespread protest majorly among the Igbo speaking ethnic group. International bodies and resource persons have suggested a peaceful referendum to end the agitations.

With the Boko Haram war ongoing and the Biafran Agitations, do you think the Nigerian military has handled this issue the best way?

See video below'
Video credit; reportsafrique