Transparency and Integrity

6/18/2020

Group Calls For Unconditional Release of Nastura Sherif.


A group has called for the unconditional release of Nastura Sherif. This was contained in a press release made on Thursday 18th June 2020 by the Country Director of Democracy Watch Nigeria Dr. Nwambu Gabriel.


"We condemn in its entirety, the arrest and detention of Nastura Sherif who led a protest against the insecurity bedeviling Northern Nigeria and the inability of the government to halt the killings by the bandits.

As a group, we are deeply concerned that dissenting voices are being silenced and critics hounded by the Nigerian government.

The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria gives citizens rights to freedom of expression and assembly. The actions of Nastura and others against the incessant killings in their region is a justified one.

Moreover, we call on the Police and other relevant security agencies to ensure that Nigerians are safe. The government should look for best possible solutions to the issues being raised by Nastura rather than arresting and detaining him".

Dr. Nwambu Gabriel
Country Director.

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