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Fayose Governor calls on ICC to investigate alleged Shiite killings

Fayose said the continued detention of the Shiite leader, and other members of the sect is wrong.

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Ayo Fayose inaugurating the Ekiti Grazing Taskforce

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Governor Ayo Fayose has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Amnesty International to investigate the alleged killing of members of the Shiite sect.

According to reports, over 10 Shiite members were allegedly killed on Monday, November 14, 2016, when they clashed with the police.

According to Punch, Fayose said the continued detention of the Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and other members of the sect, is a violation of their human rights.

He said “All well-meaning Nigerians must prevail on the Federal Government to release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky without further delay.”

The Governor also called on the human rights organisations to probe the killing of people in Southern Kaduna by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Fayose also expressed worry at the way security agencies use fire arms to disperse crowds, adding that “Under international human rights law governing the use of firearms during policing operations, the intentional use of lethal force is only permitted when strictly unavoidable, to protect life.

“In a month’s time, it will be exactly one year since Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was arrested and detained without trial. This is unacceptable in a democratic society where there should be strict adherence to the rule of law.”

Governor Ayodele Fayose on Thursday, November 17, 2016, celebrated his 56th birthday on the streets of Ado-Ekiti with residents.

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