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Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by ikorodureporta: 5:49pm On Nov 02, 2018
DAKAR, Senegal — The Nigerian Army, part of a military criticized for rampant human rights abuses, on Friday used the words of President Trump to justify its fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters.

Soldiers opened fire this past Monday on a march of about 1,000 Islamic Shia activists who had been blocking traffic in the capital, Abuja. Videos circulated on social media showed several protesters hurling rocks at the heavily armed soldiers who then shot fleeing protesters in the back.

The Nigerian military said three protesters were killed but the toll appears to have been much higher.

Amnesty International as well as leaders of the protest said more than 40 people were killed at the march and two other smaller marches, with more than 100 wounded by bullets. A Reuters reporter counted 20 bodies at the main march.


Human rights activists and many ordinary citizens were outraged at the military’s response, which echoed a similar confrontation in 2015, when soldiers killed nearly 350 protesters from the same group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, the largest and most recognizable face of Shia Islam in the country. The group organizes frequent protest marches.

Early Friday morning, the military responded to the criticism.

The Army’s official Twitter account posted a video, “Please Watch and Make Your Deductions,” showing Mr. Trump’s anti-migrant speech on Thursday in which he said rocks would be considered firearms if thrown toward the American military at the nation’s borders.

Please Watch and Make your Deductions. pic.twitter.com/05yVwULFoh

— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 2, 2018
“We’re not going to put up with that,” Mr. Trump said in the clip. “They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back.”


Source:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/02/world/africa/nigeria-trump-rocks.html?

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by sarrki(m): 5:50pm On Nov 02, 2018
It’s called rule of engagement

Army are not trained to maintain peace

They are trained to kill

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by jumpandpas(m): 5:51pm On Nov 02, 2018
sarrki:
It’s called rule of engagement
Buhari is not trained to maintain peace
He is trained to kill

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by xxxtension: 6:00pm On Nov 02, 2018
Under the rule of engagement, Civilians are not to be attacked let alone killed by the military expect the civilians initiate attack with weapons

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by gidgiddy: 8:34pm On Nov 02, 2018
What Trump said and what the Nigerian Army are doing are two different things. Trump would never tell the US Army to shoot unarmed US citizens for throwing stones. He said what he said in relation to the migrants who want to breach the territorial intergrity of the US


But the Nigerian Army is shooting unarmed IPOB and Shiites even though they are Nigerian citizens(until the gain independence)

When the Army kills its own unarmed citizens over stone throwing, this Army is not professional.

Anyways, it is not the job of the Army to guard protesters

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Sagay212: 8:46pm On Nov 02, 2018
everybody keeps running their mouth. if they give you uniform and gun to maintain peacd and you try to ensure peaceful protest but protesters start throwing stones at you, biko what will you do? You have amunition to guide and deliver to a particular location. will you leave the ammunition and run away, will you wait for them to injure and probably stone you to death? Instead of blaiming the NA and forming human rights, please tell us what you will do as a soldier in that situation.

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Omeokachie: 8:58pm On Nov 02, 2018
They kill for fun or to test their newly acquired rifles.

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Anduku: 9:20pm On Nov 02, 2018
Nigerian army don dey shake table o

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by sirbanky77(m): 9:21pm On Nov 02, 2018
the rate people dey rush to comment here sef ...I wonder ooooo
Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Astrosmart: 9:21pm On Nov 02, 2018
sarrki:
It’s called rule of engagement

Army are not trained to maintain peace

They are trained to kill
because you are a Sunni Muslim..

Not my business though as long as it's the Muslims dying

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Nwaohafia1: 9:21pm On Nov 02, 2018
sarrki:
It’s called rule of engagement

Army are not trained to maintain peace

They are trained to kill
Stop displaying ignorance in the name of supporting Buhari. That is not Rule of Engagement

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Yankee101: 9:21pm On Nov 02, 2018
Let's inculcate best practices

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by yeyeboi(m): 9:21pm On Nov 02, 2018
OK
Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by meeky007(m): 9:21pm On Nov 02, 2018

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by 46O1CE: 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
xxxtension:
Under the rule of engagement, Civilians are not to be attacked let alone killed by the military expect the civilians initiate attack with weapons
Yea! The Shiite guys were stoning the military men . And they were trying to burn vehicles too.

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Astrosmart: 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
If Sunni and Shia killed their selves, I'm in my house eating fried rice is

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by yeyeboi(m): 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
sarrki:
It’s called rule of engagement

Army are not trained to maintain peace

They are trained to kill


Lol , your matter don tire me

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by TruthHurts1(m): 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
grin grin
Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by 46O1CE: 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
Astrosmart:
because you are a Sunni Muslim..

Not my business though as long as it's the Muslims dying
Oga shut up !
Stop saying nonsense

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Firefire(m): 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
Terrorist government

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Astrosmart: 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
46O1CE:

Yea! The Shiite guys were stoning the military men . And they were trying to burn vehicles too.
another Sunni Muslims spotted..

My friend told me Sunni are the most wicked of them all

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Rebuke: 9:22pm On Nov 02, 2018
sarrki:
It’s called rule of engagement

Army are not trained to maintain peace

They are trained to kill



Hope whn it gets to yhu or any member of yhur family u will still b able to say dis. Nitwit

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Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Miles69: 9:23pm On Nov 02, 2018
Exactly
Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by Groovenaija360(m): 9:23pm On Nov 02, 2018
cheesy to
Re: Nigerian Amy Uses Trump's Speech To Justify Killings - New York Times by carrascocity(f): 9:24pm On Nov 02, 2018
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I thought you are endorsing him till 3050 ?

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