A human rights group, Concerned Nigerians for the Protection of Human Rights and Rule of Law Initiative, has known as on the Nigerian authorities to research the circumstances surrounding the demise of a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.
The group mentioned the decision was necessitated by the historical past of intimidation of dissidents and activists who’ve uncovered corruption and human rights violations perpetrated by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
An announcement by the Convener of the group, Deji Adeyanju on Sunday mentioned the Nigerian civic house has turn into hostile such that dissidents are being focused by these in authorities for talking reality to energy.
The assertion learn, “Concerned Nigerians for the Protection of Human Rights and Rule of Law Initiative has called on the Nigerian authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to the sudden death of dissident, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.
“Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, 64, a improvement economist, former deputy governor of Nigeria’s apex financial institution and rights activist that advocated for freedom and human rights for ethnic nationalities in Nigeria, died after a short sickness in Abuja on Sunday.
“We call on the Nigerian authorities to ensure that no foul play was involved in the death of Dr. Obadiah Mailafia. He had been violently targeted by some persons averse to his positions on how ethnic minorities in Northern Nigeria are being treated.”
The group additionally alleged that Nigerians who work to show the huge human rights violations and corruption in Buhari’s administration are at all times the goal of the oppressive regime.
“The Nigerian civic space is very hostile and dissidents are constantly being targeted by those in government.”
“Finally, we call on the authorities to launch an inquest into the death of Dr. Obadiah and we pray Almighty God to grant the late human rights activist, eternal repose.”