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Human Rights Group, CORE Demands Release Of Arrested ‘October 1’ Protesters In Abuja

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A human rights advocacy group, the Coalition for Revolution (CORE), has recommended Nigerian youths who trooped out to protest in opposition to the dangerous governance of President Muhammadu Buhari, when the nation celebrated the 61st Independence Day Anniversary on Friday.

CORE additionally referred to as for the instant launch of the six protesting youths arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police Drive within the nation’s capital.



This was contained in a press release titled, ‘CORE Salutes Patriotic Youths, Calls for Rapid Launch of #Abuja6’ by CORE conveners, Baba Aye and Gbenga Komolafe, which was made out there to SaharaReporters on Saturday.

CORE argued that protest stays a elementary human proper of residents, and never a felony exercise, therefore, it must be revered by the safety operatives.

The assertion reads, “The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) salutes youths who joined the #October1stProtest in a number of states throughout the federation. Within the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Edo, Bayelsa and Benue states amongst others, these youths demonstrated their readiness to take their destiny of their palms. 

“In utter contempt of the protesters elementary rights and freedom of affiliation, the police in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory arrested six CORE members over the protest. These embrace Benjamin Manaseh, Mohammed Labaran, Danjuma Persistence and Ibrahim. 

“The youths and working-class folks whose battle paved the best way for Flag Independence stopped agonising and began organising. That’s precisely what the youths who organised and demonstrated yesterday underneath the CORE banner did. It’s not sufficient to agonise. We should organise to win our complete liberation.

“Protest is just not a criminal offense. Certainly it’s a responsibility in a state of affairs like that which tens of millions of Nigerians live by. And it’s a elementary democratic proper.

“Thus, the Coalition for Revolution requires the instant and unconditional launch of the #Abuja6.”

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