The Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, have recently condemned the use of maximum force during the Shiite clash in Abuja.
Reactions yesterday trailed the bloody clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, and security agencies, as the United States Government, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, flayed the use of maximum force on the sect.
The reactions came as 130 arrested members of the sect were arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Wuse, Zone 2, Abuja by the Nigeria Police Force.
This is even as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, described the IMN as a non-Islamic organization.
Amnesty International had on Wednesday, also criticised the use of maximum force on the sect members by the military and police which it claimed led to the death of 45 of the sect members.
Reacting yesterday in a statement issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, the US government expressed concern at the number of deaths that resulted from the clashes between the sect and the security forces in Abuja.
“We urge the government of Nigeria to conduct a thorough investigation of the events and to take appropriate action to hold accountable those responsible for violations of Nigerian law. We urge restraint on all sides,’’ the terse statement read. Read more