Nigerian Crackdown on Shi’ite Group Sparks Fears of Escalation – Voice of America

Supporters march with a banner to press for the release of Nigerian Shiite Muslim cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky on May 14, 2018 in Abuja. Nigerian police fired shots and tear gas at thousands of supporters of an imprisoned Shi’ite cleric in Abuja on Tuesday, just a day after three people were killed in similar clashes that sparked warnings to the government that a heavy-handed crackdown could radicalize the group.

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Publish date : 2018-10-30 19:22:00

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