Pro-Palestinian demonstrator killed in Kaduna, Nigeria

2023-11-18 07:48:41
Pro-Palestinian demonstrator killed in Kaduna, Nigeria

Clashes between police and a pro-Palestine Nigerian group protesting against Israel's incursion into Gaza left one person dead and several injured in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria.

Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) took to the streets of the city, carrying Palestinian flags and mannequins representing dead children, in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people and denouncing the Israeli regime in the war against Gaza residents.

Footages show that armed police throwing tear gas and firing into the air to disperse the demonstrators, who retaliated by throwing stones at the police.

"The police opened fire on our peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Palestine, killing one of our members and injuring several others," IMN spokesperson Aliyu Tirmizi said.

"We were simply exercising our freedom of expression, guaranteed by the Constitution, and we were not harming anyone, it was not a provocation," added Tirmizi.

A Kaduna police spokesman confirmed the death, but blamed it on IMN protesters.

(Source: Agencies)

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