Police Release Leader Of Katsina Protest, Nastura


The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Thursday confirmed that Nastura Ashir Sharif, its chairman of the Board of Trustees has been released from two-day police captivity.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Coalition Spokesperson Abdul-Azeez Suleiman and obtained by PRIME TIME NEWS on Thursday.

The statement said Nastura Ashir Sharif, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and moved to Abuja shortly after the peaceful protests in Katsina against the killings of innocent citizens by bandits.

‘’We acknowledge that Sharif’s freedom was made possible by the enormous pressure exerted by the CNG, the Northern Elders Forum, patriotic leaders and elders of the North, a decent section of the civil society, multi-sectoral cooperation of regional groups and activists and the vigilance of the national and international press, ‘’said the statement.

‘’We equally appreciate the support, cooperation and patience of the entire northern public throughout the period of Shariff’s detention. This is indeed reassuring.’’

The statement assured the public that the Coalition shall never relent in its struggle for a decent, free, fair and just society no matter the odds.

‘’We urge authorities to endeavour to always place value on human liberty and people’s rights as basic corner stones for civilized democracy.’’

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