US concerned over deaths in Kano

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Published on November 18, 2016 by pmnews   ·   3 Comments

FILE PHOTO: Shiite members on the day they clashed with the military in Zaria

FILE PHOTO: Shiite members on the day they clashed with the military in Zaria

The United States Government on Friday expressed its concern over last Monday’s deaths that resulted from clashes between people in a Shia procession and the Nigeria Police in Kano.

Mr John Kirby, U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson, said that although the incident was under investigation, his government was troubled by the response of the police.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the deaths of dozens of Nigerians during clashes between individuals participating in a Shia procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State.

“While the matter is still under investigation, we are troubled by the apparent disproportionate response by the police.

“This is the latest in a series of violent incidents between…

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