Buhari regime has been accused by the US report on Freedom of Religion of favoring his Sunni faith against the Shiah citizens who are in the minority.
The United States on Tuesday released its “International Religious Freedom Report for 2017” and concluded that religious freedom in Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, a Sunni Muslim, continues to face serious challenges.
The administration of President Buhari, the report said, has continued to detain al-zakzaky, the leader of the country’s largest Shia group, and restrict the activities, free movement, and free association of its members.
In November, Kano State police fired tear gas and bullets, killing three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during its annual Ashura procession.
Several court orders in Nigeria have granted bails to al-Zakzaky, but the government has refused to release him. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria as the group is officially known had…
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