Human Rights Watch has found that state and local government policies that discriminate against members of ethnic groups classified as "non-indigenes" - those who cannot trace their ancestry to what are said to be the original inhabitants of an area - have exacerbated existing inter-communal tensions in Nigeria. The protesters started burning tires, and the protests soon turned into riots. Remember Me.
Chidi Nwafor. You might also like More from author. Observers from the European Union described the 2007 elections, which brought Umaru Yar'Adua, a Muslim from northern Nigeria, to power, as among the worst they had witnessed anywhere in the world.
That led to a sustained increase in violence and criminality in the region. Around 8 p. Protesters demonstrate in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on April 18, 2011, following the presidential election. Correspondence from a senior programme coordinator to the Research Directorate. Your tax deductible gift can help stop human rights violations and save lives around the world. But when he went to the police to file a report, the senior police officer at the station told him that "if the police started arresting people now, it would cause more problems.
Four Christian students and a Christian lecturer were killed. European Union EU. His main opponent, Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change, won the majority of votes in the largely Muslim north.
Kayode Robert Idowu. Human Rights Watch found that members and supporters of the ruling party were responsible for the majority of abuses, though opposition parties also engaged in political violence.
They all slept that night on the football field. Following the violence, a Human Rights Watch researcher drove through smoldering towns in the southern part of Katsina State, interviewed witnesses in the cities of Kaduna and Zaria in northern Kaduna State, and visited burned out villages in southern Kaduna State, including Zonkwa, Matsirga, and Kafanchan, that resembled war zones with entire neighborhoods razed to the ground.Guide to the General Election in Singapore
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