Army/Shiite clash: ‘Buratai should be sacked and persecuted’

Army/Shiite clash: ‘Buratai should be sacked and persecuted’

Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Esq, at the weekend, called for the immediate sack of the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai and his prosecution, over what he described as the cold blooded murder of members of the Shiite Muslims of the Islamic Movement group by the Nigerian military.

He stated that there is no justification for the cold blooded murder of members of the Shiite Muslims of the Zakzaky group by the Nigerian military.

“The excuses that we have been fed with so far is that the sect obstructed the convoy of the chief of army staff in a location in Zaria. What the chief of army staff was doing in Zaria at that particular time, we have not been told.

“Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution grants every Nigerian citizen an unconditional right to freedom of expression while Section 40 grants freedom of association. Thus, Zakzaky and his members were well within their constitutional rights to hold a peaceful procession.

“Since coming into office in May, 2015, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has instigated and received several procession of sycophants in his office in Aso Rock, in the usual fashion of chorus singing and solidarity visits and nobody has ever disturbed them. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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