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PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Two killed as police attack peaceful religious...

According to eye-witnesses police attacked mourners without warning

URGENT PRESS RELEASE – NIGERIA: Concern of armed police build up...

IHRC is deeply concerned about reports of an armed police build up outside the city of Kano.

Nigeria Digest # 3

In this issue you will find an overview of events including demonstrations in Kano, Sokoto, Jos, Abuja, details of the Amnesty Press release on enforced disappearances in Nigeria and different IMN campaigns.

PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano (Warning: graphic images included)

Nigeria army fights Islamist sect

Heavy fighting continued overnight between the Nigerian military and members of a radical Islamist sect in the northern town of Maiduguri.

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