Tuesday, 12 April 2016

347 Shiites Buried In Mass Grave By Nigerian Military- Kaduna State deputy gov says

The Kaduna State government yesterday revealed that 347 Shiites killed by Nigerian troops during the clash with the Army on December 12th 2015, were buried in mass graves after members of their family did not come for their corpse two days after the attack.

Secretary to the State Government Balarabe Lawal made the revelation while speaking at the Public Hearing of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the killings.
According to Lawal, 191 corpses were taken from the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria and buried in a mass grave in the Mando area of Kaduna State while another 156 corpses from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria were also buried in the Mando area.

He added that 40 Nigerian military men supervised the mass burial which was led by a major in the army. Also testifying before the commission was the Director-General of the Kaduna State Interfaith Agency, Nnamdi Musa who stated that the mass burials took place on December 14th and 15th and was authorized by the Kaduna Chief Magistrate’s Court