SHIITE/ARMY CLASH: 347 BODIES BURIED

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No fewer than 347 bodies were buried in a mass grave after the December 12, last year clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as the Shiite, and soldiers. Secretary to the Kaduna State Government (SSG), Balarabe Abbas Lawal gave this figure yesterday when he appeared before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry probing the violence.

He said the bodies were given a mass burial on December 14 on Mando – Zaria road. The bodies were conveyed in two batches of 191 and 156 from the Army depot in Zaria and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, (ABUTH), Shika to the burial site, according to him.

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