Nigeria: The Zaria Massacres and the Role of the Military


Friday 25 July was a fateful day in Nigeria this year. One of the 50 plus nation-wide annual demonstrations in support of the Palestinians was brutally attacked by the Nigerian military. Some 33 people were killed, with some dying in custody. At least two more were killed the next day in a similar attack on the funeral preparations.’ This panel presents the report of IHRC’s fact-finding mission to Zaria, and presents eye-witness testimony and analysis from key people involved. As the report finds, there are serious systemic issues regarding the role of the military in Nigeria and the curtailment of basic rights.

Venue: Room XXIV, UN Palais des Nations

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Date: 18 September 2014

The panel will be streamed live HERE 

Confirmed Speakers:

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky – leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

Massoud Shadjareh Chair – Islamic Human Rights Commission

Dr. Musa Shuaibu Shuaibu – a medical doctor in Zaria and was one of the doctors treating those wounded in the attacks

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