U.S. urges restraint, probe into clash between Security forces and Shiites

The United States Embassy has shown concerns by the deaths resulting from clashes between Nigerian security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in areas surrounding Abuja.

“We urge Government of Nigeria authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the events and to take appropriate action to hold accountable those responsible for violations of Nigerian law.

“We urge restraint on all sides,” a  press statement issued from the information office stated.

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