Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

The AI disclosed this in reaction to the Nigerian Army's tweets referencing President Trump's words to justify the fatal shooting of rock-throwing protestors and the subsequent issuing of a statement denouncing AI's calls for accountability.

Trump said in a speech on Thursday that rocks thrown by migrants on the US-Mexico border should be considered as firearms.

"Please watch and make your deductions", the army said in a comment accompanying the post on its official Twitter account.

"We're not going to put up with that".

Mr. Trump made the remarks at the White House Thursday, saying of the migrants, "They want to throw rocks at our military - our military fights back". "What are they then saying?" Days later, the Nigerian Army tweeted Trump's comments about firing at migrants to justify its own shooting of protesters days earlier.

Regarding the deaths on Saturday and Monday, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria said it is concerned and is urging "restraint on all sides".

At least 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were killed by security forces on Saturday and Monday, as the group held two days of "peaceful gatherings" around Abuja, according to the London-based worldwide human rights watchdog.

Nigerian soldiers opened fire Monday on about 1,000 Islamic Shiite activists who had been blocking traffic in the capital of Abuja and throwing rocks at the heavily armed troops.

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About 120 of 400 IMN members arrested by police had been reportedly charged with "rioting, disturbance of public peace and causing hurt" on Friday, November 2.

In the like manner, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Margaret Huang reprimanded the US President, Donal Trump for "encouraging and justifying human rights abuses" in his latest statements.

When a reporter asked him about this, the president said the US military should "consider it a rifle".

In Nigeria, Trump is a popular figure among many people who praise what they regard as his straightforwardness and frank talk despite his reported insult to the nation a year ago when he said Nigerians in the United States would never "go back to their huts" in Africa.

Nigeria's defence spokesman John Agim told AFP that the army posted the video in response to criticism that its security forces had acted unlawfully. What did David use to kill Goliath?

The British government has condemned the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites and security operatives in the country.

Samantha Power, who served as ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, tweeted an image of the now-deleted Twitter post by the Nigerian military.

Soldiers had arrived to assist police, a news release said, and were met with protesters who threw canisters of fuel, "large stones, catapults with risky objects and other unsafe items".

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