A Nigerian judicial commission has recommended to the government that an army general should be prosecuted over the killing of Shia Musllims in Zaria city in northern Kaduna state.
The commission submitted the report into the December clashes on 15 July and it was leaked a day later so the Kaduna State government decided to release the report last night.
Here are some of the key points:
• Maj-Gen Adeniyi Oyebade was blamed for deploying men and ammunition for an operation that killed 389 people from a minority Shia sect
• The military violated all rules of engagement when they entered the Shia Muslim base in Gyallesu Zaria
• The force was disproportionate to the threat faced
Maj-Gen Oyebade has not yet commented, but the military has repeatedly allegations of heavy handedness and has said that only seven Shia Muslims were killed in the clashes in December.
A spokesman for the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem Musa, told the BBC that up to 800 of their members that had gone missing since the day of the clashes could not be accounted for.
The IMN is a pro-Iranian group, and the clashes in March caused diplomatic tensions between the Iranian and Nigerian governments.
Nigeria's military said it had cracked down on the IMN after its members tried to assassinate army chief Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, an allegation they denied.
The IMN says up 800 people are still missing
Source: BBC news