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The Nigerian Army on Friday shared a clip of President Donald Trump saying US troops would open fire on rock-throwing migrants to justify firing on and killing Shia protesters earlier in the week.
“We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” Trump said on Thursday. “I told them to consider it a rifle.”
The Nigerian Army shared a clip of Trump’s remarks on Twitter with the caption, “Please Watch and Make your Deductions.”
Nigerian troops reportedly killed over 40 Shia protesters on Monday.

The Nigerian Army on Friday shared a clip of President Donald Trump saying US troops would open fire on rock-throwing migrants to justify firing on and killing Shia protesters earlier in the week.

Nigerian troops fired on a group of roughly 1000 Shia protesters on Monday, killing over 40 people, according to Amnesty International and leaders of the march. Nigeria’s military has repeatedly been decried for ongoing human rights abuses, but the US government has continued to sell it warplanes and other military equipment.

Trump on Thursday delivered remarks on a migrant caravan heading to the US-Mexico border, and said he told troops to consider rocks thrown as firearms. The president has deployed thousands of active-duty military personnel to the border to confront the caravan.

‘They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back’

“We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back,” Trump said. “I told them to consider it a rifle.”

The Nigerian Army shared a clip of Trump’s remarks on Twitter with the caption, “Please Watch and Make your Deductions.”

Please Watch and Make your Deductions. pic.twitter.com/05yVwULFoh

— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 2, 2018

John Agim, a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, on Friday said the video was released as a response to Amnesty International’s condemnation of Monday’s incident, The New York Times reports.

“We released that video to say if President Trump can say that rocks are as good as a rifle, who is Amnesty International?” he said. “What are they then saying? What did David use to kill Goliath? So a stone is a weapon.”

Trump’s comments have faced significant criticism, including from veterans.

Paul Szoldra, a US Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan and is now editor-in-chief at Task and Purpose, responded to Trump’s comments in a series …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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The Nigerian Army is using the clip of Trump saying troops will shoot migrants who throw rocks to defend killing protesters

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