Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters
Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters
AFP | Nigeria's army put the death toll at six but the Islamic Movement of Nigeria said 49 of its members had been killed
05 November, 2018, 05:31
"We're not going to put up with that", Trump said in the clip.
"They want to throw rocks at our military-our military fights back", Trump said Thursday. "We're going to consider - and I told them, consider it a rifle". Days later, the Nigerian Army tweeted Trump's comments about firing at migrants to justify its own shooting of protesters days earlier.
Zakzaky is facing a culpable homicide charge in connection with the 2015 violence. Mr Agim told The New York Times. A Reuters reporter counted 20 bodies at the main march.
Amnesty International had said on Wednesday, October 31, that it had strong evidence that police and soldiers used automatic weapons against IMN members and killed about 45 people in an "unconscionable use of deadly force by soldiers and police".
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Amnesty International reported some victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and were shot in the chest and head. "This pattern clearly shows soldiers and police approached IMN processions not to restore public order, but to kill". The post was apparently an attempt to justify the military's deadly crackdown on protesters in the West African nation.
Members of IMN have been demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky, who has been in custody for 34 months, the BBC reports.
Some of the criticism came from the US Embassy in Nigeria and Amnesty International. "We urge restraint on all sides".
The Nigerian army quickly seized on Trump's comments, posting a video of Trump's speech on Twitter and telling viewers to draw deductions.
The Nigerian army posted - then later deleted - a video on Twitter of President Donald Trump bashing the migrant caravan heading north through Mexico.
But his words were also heard much farther away from Washington: in Nigeria, where Trump has a higher approval rating than anywhere else in Africa.
"It seems the Nigerian military are deliberately using tactics created to kill when dealing with IMN gatherings".
Soldiers had arrived to assist police, a news release said, and were met with protesters who threw canisters of fuel, "large stones, catapults with risky objects and other unsafe items". "I don't think you expect soldiers to fold their hands and watch the protesters run over them".
Amnesty's Nigeria Executive Director, Osai Ojigho, on Saturday in a statement said the basic rights of humans are not subject to the whims and caprices of leaders.
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