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
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
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
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.