Calls Made for Investigation Into Shiite Deaths in Nigeria

Human rights groups have called for an investigation after at least 44 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were killed in clashes with security forces during their annual walk, while protesting against the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Experts have warned the government that a heavy-handed response to the group risks sparking conflict in a volatile region where poverty is widespread.

Shiite members wounded in the clash.


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