Date :Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | Time : 17:01 |ID: 76595 | Print

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify Killings of Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Nigerias army posted a video of US President Donald Trump speech about firing on immigrants to justify opening fire on Shiites and killing them in Arbaeen.

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said 49 Shia killed after the army and police fired live bullets at crowds in the days leading up to Arbaeen in the capital Abuja. Nigeria’s army claimed that only 6 people killed. Nigeria’s army to justify opening fire on Shiites and killing them in Arbaeen, posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones.

In the video, Trump warns that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.

“The video was posted in reaction to the Amnesty International report accusing the army of using weapons against pacifist Shiites,” said Agim, Nigeria’s defence spokesman.

Amnesty International said Wednesday it had “strong evidence” that police and soldiers used automatic weapons against IMN members and killed about 45 people in an “unconscionable use of deadly force by soldiers and police”, france24 reported.

The United States embassy in Nigeria said it was “concerned” and called for an investigation.

“Not only did they use stones but they were carrying petrol bombs, machetes and knives, so yes, we consider them as being armed,” claimed Agim. These claims proposed while mourners only demanded the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Zazzaki.

 

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