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Rights group condemns Nigerian army "massacre" at pro-Palestine protest | The Electronic Intifada

Rights group condemns Nigerian army "massacre" at pro-Palestine protest | The Electronic Intifada

On 25 July Nigerian soldiers attacked the annual al-Quds Day demonstration in support of Palestine in Zaria, a city in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria.


The attack killed 33 demonstrators and bystanders including three children
of the prominent scholar Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, head of the Islamic
Movement. The movement, which organized the demonstration, is a
Nigerian Shia group.


The UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) sent a fact
finding mission to Zaria and “returned to the UK with harrowing details
of human rights abuses committed by the [Nigerian] armed forces,” it stated in a press release on Saturday. The group says its full report is forthcoming.