Aminu Adamu’s Arrest: Coalition of Northern Group Students Wing condemns act by Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, Nigerian First Lady

The Students Wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) has joined other concerned Nigerians in condemning what it termed the impunity with which Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari ordered the unlawful arrest and detention without trial of a fellow student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu.

CNG in a statement signed by the Secretary, Iskil Abubakar said it find the action of the First Lady Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the arrest of a young Nigerian for merely passing a remark on Twitter very disturbing.

The Statement said “by whatever Lingua Franca, the action of the First Lady smacks of gross abuse of power, insensitivity to the plight of the Nigerian students and therefore unwarranted and unacceptable.

“It is unfortunate that since early November 2022, the undergraduate tweeted had remained in the custody of the state without recourse to due process of law, for merely exercising his fundamental right of expression”.

Continuing, it said “here is a government that could not contain an eight-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that kept millions of Nigerian students out of school, going about arresting students for no just course, instead of pacifying them”.

The group demands for the immediate and unconditional release of their fellow student and condemn the action of the First Lady as “petty, ridiculous and unconstitutional”.

It however stressed that “no one disputes the right of the First Lady to seek redress in the court of law if she so wishes, but no sane Nigerian will accept such level of impunity as displayed by Mrs Aisha Buhari in using the secret police to detain a youth and force him out of school.

“We find it unacceptable for any official or members of privileged families to deploy state apparatus in such a draconian and oppressive manner the way Mrs. Aisha Buhari has done to settle personal scores” it concluded.

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