Iran Warns Nigeria Against Killing Of Shiites

The Iranian Government through it’s Foreign Ministry has condemned deadly attacks on Shiite Muslims attending religious mourning processions in Nigeria. Iran stressed that it was the Nigerian government’s responsibility to ensure security for all of it’s people. The Iranian foreign Ministry’s Spokesman, Bahram Qassemi called for efforts to end “cruel and violent acts by extremist and Wahhabi-affiliated forces that are, unfortunately, either supported or ignored by the Nigerian police.” He underscored the need for the perpetrators of the bloody shootings to be immediately arrested and brought to justice. Qassemi also highlighted the Abuja government’s responsibility for protection of Shiite mourners and ensuring security of the religious rites.At least nine Shiite mourners were killed in Kaduna and Futuna on Wednesday after troops opened fire on them at Ashura processions, an event marking the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite Imam.

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