Nigerian Army vs Shi’ite Clash: What the Chief of Army Staff told the Human Rights Panel

In December 2015, violence erupted in Zaria, Kaduna State as the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai clashed with some members of the Shiite Islamic movement of Nigeria.

According to the Shiite sect, about 200 members of their members including women and children were killed.
While the Army accused the Shiite followers of attempting to assassinate Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, the Islamic movement said soldiers simply decided to attack “defenseless people.”

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai appeared before a five-man panel set up by the National Human Rights ‎Commission for hearing on the clash.

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