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20 Groups Back IPOB’s Planned Protest Over Illegal Detention Of Kanu

Posted: Sep 20, 2016 at 5:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)






Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) Monday disclosed that 20 human right groups have thrown their weights behind the open protest slated for Friday this week.

The protest is being organized by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the continued detention of their leader, Comrade Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government, under Muhamamdu Buhari as president.

According to Sulaiman in a press statement made available Monday to Independent, “it is illegal and unconstitutional for the FG to continue to detain Kanu and the groups plan to stop the government on it track”.

It will be recalled that the IPOB through its spokesperson has enjoined the Igbo people and all those who believed in the Biafra ideology in the country to sit-at-home and shutdown their businesses on Friday September 23, 2016 in protest over illegal detention of Kanu.

But, the CHRSJ scribe says activists from the 20 groups are drawn from: The Christian Awareness Mission Group(CAMG),Passengers Fundamental Rights Group(PATRGIA),The Islamic Political Awareness Group(TIPAG),Centre for Social Justice and Equity of Nigeria(CESJEN),Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State(CSCEOS),Veteran Groups for Operation Clean Crusade(VGOCC), Apata-Aiyeraye Social Political Volunteer Group(ASPVG), De-Mainstream Independent Group(DMIG) and Coalition Against Illegal Arrest & Unlawful Detention (CAIA&UD).

Others are: Centre for Constitutional Rights and Counter Corruption Crusader, Save Lagos Group(SLG) ,The Conscience Mainstream(TCM),African Masses Voices for Survival (AMVS),The Christians Youths for the Peoples’ Rights and Development(CYPRD),Islamic Movement for Muslims’ Rights(IMMR),Divine Nigerians Liberators for Peoples’ Fundamental Rights(DNLPFR) and The Christians Volunteers Groups for Good Governance in Nigeria(TCVGGGN).