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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

#RevolutonNow: Afri-Goal condemns arrest of peaceful protesters, demand immediate release - ITREALMS

Afri-Goal foundation has condemned the arrest and clampdown on peaceful protesters in Nigeria Wednesday, reports ITREALMS.

The foundation said that the series of arrests were not only abuse of power by the Nigerian police and military but also a gross violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right of the protesters.

The constitution of Nigeria, the group said, recognised the right to peaceful protest and we urged the police and all other power-drunken officials to respect this fundamental right of the people.

“We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all protesters arrested today in Lagos, Abuja, Osun, Ondo and other states where protest action took place,” the group stated in a press statement available to ITREALMS.

Also, Afri-Goal asked the Nigerian government under the President, General Muhammadu Buhari retired, administration to immediately release all those who are currently illegally detained and those undergoing different trumped-up charges.

“We urge the government to respect the rule of law and constitution guiding the affairs of the country,” the insisted.

ITREALMS recalls that Afri-Goal supports every form of peaceful protest and will go all the way to ensure this right is respected by the government including legal actions against the government if need be.

Ayo Midele/Editor

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