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Nigeria: Amnesty International Criticises FG For Arresting Nastura Over Katsina Protest

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Amnesty International, has criticized the Federal Government for arresting Nastura Sharif, a man who led a series of protests against the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

Amnesty Spokesman, Isa Sanusi, lamented the situation in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said that the government must immediately release Sharif who is the chairman of the board of trustees of the Coalition of Northern Groups.

According to the statement, Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Nastura Ashir Sharif who has done nothing more than speak up in defence of people’s right to life and calling for an end of the rising insecurity across northern Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the protesters led by Sharif had called for the resignation of Governor Aminu Masari who had admitted that the security situation had overwhelmed his government.

A statement on Wednesday by the Director of Operations for the protest group, Aminu Adam, accused the police of arresting Sharif after the protest held in the state.

The statement said that after the protests, the Katsina State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba, invited leaders of the group for an interactive session which was honored.

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