President Buhari’s APC administration does not seem to be enjoying a favourable human rights rating. Human Rights Watch says civil society led campaigns against arbitrary arrests, detention, and torture exposed human rights abuses by security agencies, including by the SSS and SARS.
Government forces in Nigeria have attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura, killing at least three people and injuring many others.
In The Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Prince Madojemu writes: “Even with the passage of the law against torture, it has continued with complete disdain for our citizens and their right to dignity of human person as enshrined in the constitution. When will this condemnable act come to an end?”
The questions on the lips of many Nigerian citizens are, “if Sowore is already in detention and the alleged foreign actors are not in Nigeria, why then has President Buhari mobilized all the country’s armed services onto the streets of Nigeria?” “Is it to club and possibly kill innocent and unarmed protesters?”