US Embassy Expresses Concern Over Killings From Army/Shiites Clash.
The US Government expressed concern over the rate of killings caused by the crisis.
In a statement issued by the Information Office, Public Affairs Section, Embassy of the United States of America, today, called on President Muhammadu Buhari government to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and take appropriate action.
This call followed recent repeated clashes between the Shiites and security operatives, especially the Nigerian Army, over the demand for the release of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from Prison.
“The United States Embassy is concerned by the deaths resulting from clashes between Nigerian security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in areas surrounding Abuja.
“We urge Government of Nigeria authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the events and to take appropriate action to hold accountable those responsible for violations of Nigerian law. We urge restraint on all sides,” the United States said.