The management of Unified Nigerian Youth Discussion board, UNYF, has condemned in sturdy phrases the arrest of Governor Ganduje’s aide, Mallam Salihu Tanko Yakasai, over his private opinion on the serial kidnapping of schoolchildren and different safety challenges within the nation.
The discussion board’s President, Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem, in a press release on the arrest, mentioned, arresting a Nigerian over his private opinion was illegal.
The group also referred to as the Nigerian Youth Discussion board (UNYF), mentioned democracy world over recognises criticism, whereas activists, civil society teams and opposition events have used criticism as instruments to checkmate authorities.
“Nobody has the monopoly of criticism and as such, nobody additionally has the monopoly of praises. If the federal government refuses to arrest those that promote her picture earlier than native and worldwide communities with falsehood; which has nice hazard on our picture amongst communities of nation’s, we predict the identical authorities lacks the morality to arrest and even intimidate those that are towards her unpopular, unrealistic and failed insurance policies.”
The assertion mentioned Mallam Salihu Tanko Yakasai’s elementary human rights needs to be revered by the State Safety Providers, stressing that his arrest and continued detention is towards the precept of contemporary democracy as propounded by the founding fathers.
The discussion board known as for his fast launch or formally cost him earlier than a reliable court docket of regulation, the place justice might be served and guaranteed.
”Something wanting the above demand by the authorities which held Salihu in captivity could be resisted by the discussion board, different Youth Organizations and college students teams throughout the nation.” the group warned
“His arrest is unjustifiable by these within the place of authorities at this time. For the aim of data, the present President of Nigerian, Governor of Kaduna and Kano States, Minister of Justice and that of Info and Tradition and plenty of others as soon as accused and even issued unguarded statements with out truth towards former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Late Umaru Musa Yaradua and no one arrested them,” the youths reminded.
The group appealed to the Director-Normal of State Safety Providers, Yusuf Bichi Magaji to behave professionally and inside the rule of regulation on the illegal arrest of Mallam Tanko Yakasai.
Launch Ganduje’s aide, Yakasai, cost him to court docket or face resistance – Nigerian Youth Discussion board