The army faced criticism after sending out a tweet that quoted Trump's comments as justification for shooting and killing of Shiite protesters. The tweet referenced a video of Trump where he said that U.S. soldiers may open fire if migrants throw rocks at them. The tweet has since been deleted.
492 Shiites Killed By Govt in Four Years - Human Rights Lawyer
Premium Times, 5 November 2018
The lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said over 492 member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, have been killed extra-judicially by the Nigerian Army and the… Read more »
Shiites Demonstrations - Handle With Care
Guardian, 6 November 2018
The recurring spectacle of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), more popularly called 'Shi'ites,' clashing with law enforcement agencies, with attendant loss of lives,… Read more »
Shiites Killings - Group Says Death Toll 47
Premium Times, 6 November 2018
Members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, have said that 47 of its members died as a result of last week's clash between the group and the Nigerian Army. Read more »
Army's Extra-Judicial Killings Justified By Nigerians
This is Africa, 5 November 2018
The Nigerian Army killed 45 Shiite protesters on October 30, 2018. However, it is worrying and shocking that it's fellow Nigerians that have justified the brazen killings. Read more »
Stop Justifying Rights Abuses, Amnesty Tells Nigerian, U.S. Govts
Premium Times, 3 November 2018
In response to the Nigerian Army's tweets using President Donald Trump's words to justify the fatal shooting of stone-throwing protesters and the subsequent issuing of a statement… Read more »
Shiites protesting release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Trump's Incendiary Rhetoric Emboldens Nigerian Military
HRW, 2 November 2018
When United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that the US military would consider rocks thrown by US-bound migrants and asylum seekers as firearms - implying that… Read more »
After Criticisms, Nigerian Army Deletes Post Justifying Right Abuses
After several knocks on the Nigerian Army over its tweet using President Donald Trump's words to justify the fatal shooting of stone-throwing protesters, the force has deleted the… Read more »
Shiites Releases 34 Names of Protesters 'Killed By Soldiers'
Premium Times, 4 November 2018
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has released names of 34 bodies so far identified amongst the over 40 Shiite protesters allegedly killed by Nigerian soldiers within four days. Read more »
UN Reviews Nigeria's Human Rights Record, 13 Other Countries
UN highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC), will start reviewing the track records of Nigeria and 13 other countries on Monday. Read more »
British Govt Condemns Shiites' Clash With Security Operatives
This Day, 5 November 2018
The British government has condemned the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites and security operatives in the country. Read more »
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 ... Read more »
Army and police officers shot at members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria who were demanding the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been been jailed since December ... Read more »
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