PRESS RELEASE: NIGERIA - Army opens fire on peaceful demonstration in Kaduna; army razes Zakzay’s house to ground; reports of mass graves credible

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15 December 2015, 2nd press release


IHRC has received reports that at around 1.30pm today, thousands of protestors gathered in Kaduna to peacefully protest and demand the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Mu’allim Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and the many others currently illegally detained.

Reports state that two protestors were killed, and 30 injured.

In Zaria, the army demolished the parts of el-Zakzaky’s house left standing after its raid on his home over the weekend.

IHRC has reports that stories circulating about mass graves being dug and filled by the army to dispose of bodies of victims of army actions over the weekend, are credible.

Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said: “This proves without any shadow of a doubt that the Nigerian army is out of control, and has been given carte blanche to deal with certain groups.”


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