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Nigeria Digest # 8

Update on last week's events, including protests in Kaduna, Sokoto, Azare, Yola, Kano, Shinkafi and Katsina. Nigerian Police and security services attacked peaceful protesters in Kaduna and Sokoto.

Update Alert: Nigeria – State-sponsored Sokoto atrocities appearing to repeat in...

January saw Zaria rocked with violence after a sectarian provocation. The events greatly echo the sectarian provocation and violence which previously occurred in Sokoto.

URGENT ALERT UPDATE: NIGERIA – 113 Sokoto detainees each sentenced 11...

The 113 remaining detained members of the Shia group in Sokoto have each been sentenced 11 years in prison after 10 months of detention awaiting their trial.

Alert Update: Nigeria – 16 of the 127 Detainees Have Been...

16 of the 127 detained members of Shia group in Sokoto, held for past six months, have been granted bail by Federal High Court in Sokoto.

Alert: Nigerian security forces crackdown on Islamic Movement in Sokoto

Following the death of a popular Sunni cleric in Sokoto, Shia community is persecuted in the region at the hands of Nigerian security forces.

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