Army Officers to Testify in Shiite Members' Case in Kaduna Court


By John Shiklam in Kaduna

Eight military officers are to appear before a Kaduna High Court to testify in a case involving 92 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shiite sect.

The Shiite members are standing trail following their alleged involvement in a clash with the Nigerian Army in Zaria in December 2015.

The clash led to the death of over 300 members of the Shiite members allegedly killed by soldiers as well as an army corporal allegedly killed by the accused Shiite members standing trail.

‎‎‎The Shiite members, who have been in prison custody since their arrest in December 12, 2015, are standing trial for alleged culpable homicide (killing of one Corporal Yakubu Dankaduna), rioting and unlawful assembly.

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