Maitatsine

In December 1980, thousands were killed in the Nigerian city of Kano following an uprising by an Islamic sect.

The sect was led by a radical preacher, Maitatsine.

We hear from a witness who saw hundreds of suspects summarily executed as the Nigerian state tried to crush the uprising.

Photo: Kano old city wall c. 1975

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10 minutes

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Sun 30 Dec 2012 06:50 GMT

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