Mass Grave of Nigerian Shiites Killed by Army Found in Kaduna State

Mass Grave of Nigerian Shiites Killed by Army Found in Kaduna State
Sat Feb 6, 2016 18:16:39

Nigeria's political activists has revealed that they have found a mass grave of hundreds of Shiite civilians who were massacred during the Nigerian army's raids in Kaduna state.

The mass grave is located in Mando Kaduma cemetery along the Birnin Gwari road near Hajj camp in Kaduna state and over 1,000 Shiites Muslims of Nigeria who were massacred by the Army have been buried there.

The political activists revealed that after massacring the Shiite people in Zaria, the Nigerian army had brought their dead bodies to Kaduna province and buried them in the mass grave.   

"God bless the martyrs and grant patience to their families," the activists said.

The Nigerian army attacked two religious centers of the country's Shiite community on December 12, killing hundreds of defenseless civilians there. A few hours later on December 13, the military arrested Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky after raiding his house and killing three of his sons, assistants and followers.

Political activists said later that the Nigerian army forces buried and set fire on the corpses of those Shiite Muslims who had been killed during the recent raids in Zaria region.

"The Nigerian army has buried in mass graves and burnt a large number of dead bodies of those Muslims who have been massacred in the recent army forces' attacks," the activists revealed.

They said that the army was attempting to destroy every evidence of its crimes against the suppressed Muslim community, adding that if it had any convincing reason for the mass-killing, it wouldn’t resort to such methods to conceal its crimes, FNA reported.

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