Amnesty urges probe over allegation Nigerian army secretly buried Shi’ites

By Garba Muhammad KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Claims by a Kaduna state official that Nigeria’s military secretly buried 347 people after clashes with members of a minority Shi’ite Muslim sect should be investigated and anyone suspected of wrongdoing put on trial, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The official on Monday told an inquiry into the December clashes in the northern state of Kaduna that the corpses were taken from an army depot and buried in mass graves. The army has previously said the Islamic Movement in Nigeria had tried to assassinate its chief of staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, when members of the sect blocked his convoy in the northern city of Zaria in December.

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