#FreeMusaUbaliyo: Nigeria’s Secret Police, DSS Illegally Arrests, Detains Activist Over Planned Protest Against Herders’ Attacks On Farmers

Security operatives have arrested an activist, Musa Ubaliyo in Nguru city, Yobe State, for asking folks to protest in opposition to the frequent assaults by herders on farmers and communities. 

A supply in Nguru instructed SaharaReporters that Ubaliyo was whisked away from Nguru to Damaturu, the state capital, the place he’s believed to be within the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). 

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SaharaReporters learnt that the activist was arrested and detained following his submit on Facebook by which he referred to as on the folks of Nguru city to return out of their numbers and protest in opposition to incessant assaults by herdsmen within the space. 

It was learnt that the menace of assaults by herdsmen on farmers and communities had been a supply of fear for the folks, prompting the decision made by Ubaliyo. 

“Security personnel in Nguru town of Yobe state have arrested an activist, Musa Ubaliyo for asking people to come out and stage a protest against frequent herders attacks on farms and communities.

“Farmers in Nguru have been lamenting rising assaults by herders,” a source in the community told SaharaReporters. 

“He posted on Facebook a call for people of Nguru to protest daily attacks by Fulani herders that have been devastating communities and ruining the lives of farmers. But on orders from above, he was arrested. He is still in detention,” the supply added. 

Meanwhile, in a Facebook submit on November 18, 2021, Ubaliyo had introduced the postponement of the deliberate protest, saying the police had not been knowledgeable. 

According to him, the police have to be knowledgeable for them to supply safety for them through the protest. 

In the meantime, youths throughout Yobe state have been making use of social media to name for the instant launch of the activist, utilizing the hashtag #FreeMusaUbaliyo, which has been trending on Facebook.

But this isn’t the primary time Ubaliyo can be illegally arrested and detained by safety operatives. 

He had an identical expertise in 2016 when he was additionally arrested and detained over an alleged Facebook submit about Senator Ahmad Lawan, who’s now the Senate President after being elected by the ninth Assembly in 2019.

#FreeMusaUbaliyo marketing campaign which additionally trended on the time, referred to as for his instant launch. 

After his arrest and detention in 2016, Abdallah Harouna in a Facebook submit on July 3, 2016, mentioned, “Our leaders have gone astray and they have thrown caution to the wind. They have sent security operatives to arrest Musa Ubaliyo as a result of a comment he posted on his wall. Take note Pen is mightier than the sword. You will neither intimidate nor silence us. Be it Senator Ahmed Lawan. His boys or whoever is behind this atrocity. We don’t care about from which zone Ubaliyo is, all we care for is justice. ZONE A. B AND C WE ARE ALL IN THIS. iF WE KEEP SILENCE TODAY IS MUSA UBALIYO AND TOMORROW WILL BE YOU OR ME. #FREEMUSAUBALIO FREE HIM NOW.”

Musa Abbas Musa on the identical day posted on Facebook, “His name is Musa Ubaliyo. He is an indigene of Yobe state who loves his state. He is from Yobe North Zone C, he has been very well written (sic) on issues related to his region. Suddenly because of political reasons and differences of opinions then recently a white supremacist went and arrested him because of a post he posted on his Facebook page on a statement by his senator so we the youths of Yobe state are condemning this incident and we call on this senator to seek forgiveness from this youth. 


However, he was later launched, just for him to be arrested once more in November 2021 over one other Facebook submit. 

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#FreeMusaUbaliyo: Nigeria's Secret Police, DSS Illegally Arrests, Detains Activist Over Planned Protest Against Herders' Attacks On Farmers

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