Nigerian soldiers shoot dead 16 people moments after their arrest

November 6, 2014 11:42 AM

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Sixteen men who were arrested by Nigerian soldiers in Potiskum, Yobe state in the country’s northeast on Wednesday were found dead just hours later with bullet wounds.

According to community leaders who are demanding an inquiry, Nigerian soldiers rounded up 17 people, including an imam, from the Dogo Tebo area of Potiskum in Yobe state as they left a mosque after morning prayers on Wednesday.

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