SHAFAQNA – According to the Human Rights Commission there are credible evidences, including but not solely, photographs and testimonies of mass graves where the army operated a series of raids against Shiite communities near and around Zaria.
Several sources have claimed bodies were incinerated in an attempt to hide soldiers’ crimes.
Human Rights groups have called on the African Union, the United Nations and the Commonwealth to suspend Nigerian membership and privileges, in a bid to secure prisoners’ immediate release.
Chair of Islamic Human Rights Commission, Massoud Shadjareh said: “This is a crushing indictment of the Nigerian military if one were necessary. The international community cannot sit by and say and do nothing any longer.”
According to informed sources Nuhu Muhammad, who was shot and detained without access to healthcare, died in cell today morning.
One of the women detainees, Hawwa Aliyu, held in State CID Detention Centre in Kaduna has give birth to a child in custody.
At a press conference at 2pm GMT, the Nigerian Human Rights Commission also confirmed that the numbers killed by the army are in the region of one thousand.
The military released 500 women and children detained since the weekend in the night of 15 December. They were left at a primary school in Samaru area of Zaria.
A separate group of 175 captives were earlier brought to Kaduna from military detention who were dispersed between different police detention centers and remain captive.
Sources – ABNA and Shafaqna