JUST IN: 20 Killed, 200 Missing at Pro-Trump Rally [DETAILS]

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A Nigerian separatist group report that 20 are dead after police used deadly force to break up a rally held on Friday supporting the inauguration of President Trump. The rally was organized by Indigenous People of Biafra who hope that the new President will support their efforts to create an independent Biafran state for the Igbo people.

The Rivers state police are denying that there were any deaths in conjunction with these events, insisting that their officers only used tear gas and “minimal force.” While neither of these reports have been independently verified, an analysis was done by a London-based human rights organization who looked at 87 videos, 122 photographs and testimony from 146 witnesses gathered between August 2015 and August 2016 in various cities and concluded that “the military fired live ammunition with little or no warning” into crowds of protesters on many occasions. Just last November, Amnesty International accused Nigeria’s military of killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters. One million people died in the 1967-70 civil war over efforts to create a Biafran state.

Via abcnews

Friday’s demonstration in southern Rivers state was organized by the Indigenous People of Biafra, which wants Trump to support the creation of an independent Biafran state for the Igbo people.

Member Ugochukwu Chinweuba said Saturday that lawyers were working to locate and release those arrested by police. He said more than 200 people remained missing.

The Nigerian Army, of course, has denied any such claims, saying that their enforcers used “maximum restraint” when dealing with any and all civil situations.

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