Thursday, December 24, 2015
Video - Human rights group accuses Nigerian military of killing unarmed children
According to the Human Rights Watch, Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Shiite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds. The charges come as the guardian of Nigeria's estimated 80 million-plus Muslims, Sultan Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar of Sokoto, warned the government against actions that could radicalize other Muslims in a country that has already lost 20,000 lives to the Boko Haram Islamist uprising.
Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday it doubts the Nigerian military's version of events which claims that raids over three days on three Shiite locations in northern Zaria town followed an attempted assassination of the army chief.