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Barbaric Nigerian military spokesman justifies killing of Shia civilians on TV

4 November 2018 Brigadier-General John Agim, the acting director of defence information, said in an interview yesterday in response to why the Nigerian army gunned down about 46 Shia Muslims in the country’s capital of Abuja that: “Nobody can take on the military.  We don’t have rubber bullets”, adding chillingly, that anyone prepared to “take on” the army better “be …

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Nigeria’s security forces must be held accountable for killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters

2 November 2018 Strong evidence that soldiers used automatic firearms on Shi’a Muslims holding religious procession and protest At least 39 protesters killed, and 122 injured, in a single day Victims include men, women and children An investigation by Amnesty International shows that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least …

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Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Shias is on a “contract” with Saudi Arabia – IMN spokesman

2 November 2018 Ibrahim Musa, a spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said on Iran’s Press TV yesterday that Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, gave Nigeria a “contract” to deal with the Shia-dominated movement. Saudi Arabia and its ruling family belong to the Sunni Islamic sect.  Musa was speaking as a guest on the Iranian state-owned …

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The Archbishop of Canterbury needs to come clean about his relationship with Buhari

14 October 2018 Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had dinner with President Muhammdu Buhari last night at the presidential villa in Abuja. President @MBuhari hosts his friend, @JustinWelby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England, to a dinner tonight at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 13, …

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Shias demonstrate in Abuja demanding Zakzaky’s release

7 October 2018 Shia Muslims in Nigerian capital of Abuja have once again staged a protest rally to call for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who is still in prison despite a 2016 high court ruling. The protest was held in front of the Federal Ministry of Justice. Spokesman for Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Abdullahi Muhammad, …

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The UK is still withholding Ibori’s millions

5 September 2018 The current edition of Private Eye, a UK investigative journalism magazine reports how, despite prime minister Theresa May’s posturing in Abuja, Nigeria last week on helping Nigeria combat some of its ills, her country was still keeping assets seized from some of Nigeria’s “fantastically corrupt” politicians. The magazine states: Visiting Abuja last week, prime minister Theresa May …

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