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LGA and city
|• Emir||Amb. Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli|
|• Total||563 km2 (217 sq mi)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (WAT)|
In December 2015, Nigeria's military was reported to have killed 300 Shia Muslims and buried their bodies in a mass grave. Although the government denies the event, it has been described as a Massacre.
Notable births and residents[change | change source]
- Shola Ameobi, football player
- Umaru Dikko, minister in the second republic
- Nuhu Bamalli, minister of foreign affairs in the first republic.
References[change | change source]
- "Mass graves for '300 Shia Nigerians' in Zaria". BBC News. 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2016-11-05.