Shiite/Army Clash: Nigeria-Iran Row Deepens, Tehran Recalls Envoy

Iran and Niger

news45sf45f5454sfAll is still not well with Nigeria-Iran relationship as indications emerged late Wednesday evening that the Islamic Republic of Iran may have recalled its ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Saheed Kozechi.
Both countries have tilted on the edge of diplomatic impasse since Nigeria military killed hundreds of Shiites in the Nigerian city of Zaria in Kaduna state last December and the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (ISM), Sheik El-Zakzaky, wounded and detained since then.

The incident angered Tehran which has called on the Nigerian government to release the detained cleric,


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