Concerned Nigerians Group Calls For Immediate Release Of Anti Corruption Activist, Mahdi Shehu, Threatens Masari With Visa Ban

March 18, 2021
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Concerned Nigerians group has called on Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari to immediately release anti corruption activist, Mahdi Shehu.

“Concerned Nigerians group condemns in it entirety, the arrest and detention of Anti corruption activist, Mahdi Shehu by Katsina State Government.”

Comrade Adeyanju Deji, convener of Concerned Nigerians For The Protection of Human Rights and the rule of Law Initiative in a press statement said, the group is deeply concerned over the continuous detention of Mahdi Shehu, a Katsina based anti-corruption whistleblower.

“There is a clear pattern of harassment of anti-corruption activists in Nigeria and this needs to stop. We are worried about the rapid deterioration of civic freedoms in Nigeria. These incidents are part of a broader crackdown on civil society, including on journalists and other whistleblowers.”

“In Nigeria today, Several legislations, such as the highly controversial Cybercrime law, are used as justifications to muzzle independent voices who attempt to hold government accountable.”

“We call on the Government of Katsina state to release Mahdi Shehu or we write embassies in Nigeria to place Visa ban on officials of katsina state government for violating his rights.Journalism is not a crime. A free press holds those in government accountable.”

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