Nigerian forces attack Shia protesters, killing at least one person


A Shia man was killed by Nigerian government forces amid an attacked that  targeted protesters calling for the release of the leader of the Shia community, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

The protester was killed on Sunday in the northwestern state of Kaduna amid widespread demonstrations which were held in over 50 separate locations.

The demonstrators were calling on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to release the Shia cleric.

Earlier in the day, the IMN called on Buhari to release Zakzaky (seen below) so he could seek medical attention for a stroke that he had recently suffered.

Zakzaky lost his left eye sight in the raid, which was carried out by the Nigerian army on his residence in the northern town of Zaria back in December 2015.


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