New Video Showing Evidence Of IMN Members Massacred By Soldiers
There is a new evidence on the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites as they staged their protest in October.
The IMN members who were on a protest for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, clashed with soldiers and many of them were killed in the process.
According to the New York Times, an investigation into the incident showed that Nigerian troops fired live ammunition at the “unarmed” Shi’ites, contrary to the army’s claim that they were armed.
The newspaper said it visited the scene of the attack, reviewed hundreds of videos, spoke with witnesses and survivor before arriving at the conclusion that the incident was a “massacre”.
One of the survivors, Abdullahi Musa, who spoke with the newspaper said an officer pointed a gun at one of the IMN members and shot him in the chest despite holding an apron.
“Whenever the security forces come during our protests, I run to the front to meet them and speak to them,” Musa said.
“So I was arriving, there was a guy using an apron, when the army officer comes and pointed a gun to his chest and shoot him. They just arrived and started shooting on the crowd.”
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The release of the video is coming at a time the Nigerian Army is battling allegations of human right abuses in its fight against terrorists in the country, particularly in the North East.
The Army, Naija News recalls earlier banned UNICEF operations in the region before interventions from some stakeholders forced it to reverse its decision.
The military authorities also later threatened to shut down the operations of Amnesty International in the country, saying the international NGO’s reports are false, biased and dampening the moral of its gallant troops fighting terrorists.