Nigeria: Nigerian Soldiers Accused of Destroying Massacre Evidence – BBC

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Nigeria: Nigerian Soldiers Accused of Destroying Massacre Evidence - BBC

Rights group Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of covering up the killing of hundreds of members of a Shia group last year.

It’s alleged by human rights groups and one government official that more than 300 members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria were killed by the army in the northern city of Zaria last December.

The Nigerian military claims the group tried to assassinate the head of the army who was visiting the city, an accusation the Shia organisation denies.

The Amnesty report says an eyewitness saw people being burnt alive by Nigerian soldiers.

Then, as part of an alleged cover-up, a medical source says the army sealed off the morgue at Zaria’s university to remove bodies.

The human rights group also alleges that soldiers washed blood off the city’s streets, cleared away bullet casings, and then bulldozed buildings where killings took place in order to destroy evidence.

A spokesman from the Nigerian army criticized the report saying it “lacked objectivity”.

He said that only an ongoing government inquiry could establish the truth.

As published by BBC

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