A twist as Army petitions National Human Rights Commission over Shi’ite ‘attack’

The Shi’ite movement reportedly attacked the convoy of the Chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, with sticks and stones, while the Army shot at them. 
The Army later went back and opened fire, levelling the Shi’ite centre. Yet, as condemnation from Nigerians over the heavy handed tactics of the military starts to spread, it is the Nigerian Army which has taken its case to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
The Army deposited a petition at the NHRC on Monday over the incident which took place at Zaria on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Adamu Abubakar submitted the petition on behalf of the chief of army staff.
The Army, in a report of what happened titled: “Occurrence report,” signed by Brig.-Gen. A. T. Hamman, attached to the petition, said only seven people died and about 10 were wounded in the attack.

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