ActionAid Nigeria reacts to alleged siege, intimidation of CISLAC by DSS operatives in Abuja during public holiday. 

Written by on January 3, 2022

A civil Society Organisation ActionAid Nigeria has reacted  to alleged siege, intimidation of CISLAC by DSS operatives in Abuja during public holiday.

In a press release by its country Director, Ene Obi said it was quite unfortunate to hear of the alleged invasion of The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) office by the DSS during the public holiday.

According to her as a civil society, they have the mandate to seek accountability and defend human rights regardless of who wields the power and in a country where the constitution guarantees human rights and freedom of expression there has been a continuous experience in recent times of the flagrant abuse of power and the consistent attempt by the government to gag human rights defenders in the country which for them is sad.

She said injustice to one is injustice to all adding that since the inception of democratic governance in Nigeria, the county has never witnessed this level of gross violations of the rights of the citizens, human rights defenders and organizations as we have seen in recent times.

Obi is demanding an explanation while asking the federal government to investigate what has transpired and tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians on behalf of its overzealous officers.

The Country Director said they will be monitoring this case closely as it bothers on the shrinking civic space in Nigeria which should be a matter of urgent concern to all citizens, local and international stakeholders alike.

 

Seun Fakorede

  


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