Amnesty International Condemns Arrest Of Leader Of Katsina Protest, Sharif

Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned the arrest of Nastura Sharif, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Coalition of Northern Groups, who organised a collection of protests towards the killing of harmless folks by bandits and different prison parts in Katsina State.

They additionally referred to as on Aminu Masari, governor of the state, and President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over their incapacity to safeguard lives and properties of Nigerians within the North. 

Amnesty Nigeria media supervisor, Isa Sanusi, in a chat with journalists urged the federal government to instantly launch the CNG chairman. 

He stated, “Nigerian authorities should instantly and unconditionally launch Nastura Ashir Sharif who has executed nothing greater than communicate up in defence of individuals’s proper to life and calling for an finish of the rising insecurity throughout northern Nigeria.

“He was simply asking the authorities to do their job. His arrest appears to be an attempt to intimidate and harass both him and others peacefully exercising freedom of assembly and expression. Protest is not a crime, it is a right. Subjecting activists to such arbitrary arrest is a violation of Nigerian and international human rights laws.”

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