Nigeria army evacuates dead Shiite Muslims after clashes

Nigerian emergency personnel at the site of a bomb blast in Zaria in 2012Nigerian troops on Monday evacuated the bodies of Shiite Muslims killed in two days of clashes with the army in northern Zaria, home base of a pro-Iranian group, its spokesman and residents said. The army carried out crackdowns on Saturday and early Sunday against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and have arrested its leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. “We have reports that bodies of our members killed outside the house of our leader are being evacuated in trucks by soldiers,” IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP.

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