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Arrest Of 486 Northerners In Abia State Is Unconstitutional And Has Violated Human Right – Jigawa Forum



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By Ahmed Mahamud Usman, Dutse


The amalgamation of professionals, academicians and civil societies

organizations known as Jigawa Forum has condemned the arrest of 486

northern indigenes in Abia state …describing the action as ill and

unconstitutionally motivated.


This was contained in a press release distributed to news men by the

officials of the forum which was dully signed by its director general

Yahaya Ibrahim and made available to 247ureports.com in Dutse.


The statement added that, the arrest of Nigerian citizens inside

Nigeria on the account of the section and religion they belong to is

very alarming and tantamount to bring disunity among the Nigerian and

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peaceful coexistence among citizens.


“The arrest of these citizens for over days without allowing access to

them clearly shows the ill-motive for their detention and such action

would not auger well to the future of the country”


“The arrest of innocent Nigerians who  travelling in search of their

lawful livelihood is violation of their fundamental human and citizens

right as well as flagrant abuse of the Nigerian which granted the

right of  free movement to all Nigeria, and such unwholesome  action

must be stopped.


“It is unfortunate if Northerners now turn to be targeted for

arbitrary arrest,and even described them as members of the  Boko Haram

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suspects in Southern part of the country, this seems to be a

calculated attempt to humiliate and disgrace the entire North which

could not be tolerate”.


The forum than called for the immediate stop of the occurrence of such

inhuman action conducted by Nigerian  military in order to abuse the

people of northern Nigeria.

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