…Crisis Group Calls For Full Scale Inquiry

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army

The global conflict prevention organization, International Crisis Group (ICG), has called for a full-scale inquiry into the recent extra-judicial killing of hundreds of Nigerian citizens in the city of Zaria.

The call follows last weekend’s deadly clashes between soldiers and members of a religious group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), in which a large but yet unconfirmed number of people, mostly members of the group, were killed.

In an interview with its Senior Analyst, Nnamdi Obasi, the Brussels-based conflict-prevention think-tank urged that the proposed inquiry should identify any individual whose actions triggered or aggravated the violence, and recommend appropriate legal sanctions.

The inquiry, the ICG says, should also “make provisions for redress and compensation for the many innocent people who suffered human or material losses during the violence”.

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