Account for 300 killed Shi’ites, US tells FG

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On December 15, 2015, following clashes between members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria and security forces in Zaria, Kaduna State, at least 300 Shi'ites were reportedly killed.

In a statement from the US Embassy Information Office on Friday in Abuja, the country expressed deep concern over the latest clash between the police and the Shi'ite members in Kano, describing the security agency's response to the procession as "disproportionate."

Meanwhile, a human rights group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency, has called for the intervention of the United Nations in addressing the recurring attacks by the Shi'ite Islamic movement on police officers and other security agents in the country.

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