Afri-Goal foundation has condemned the arrest and clampdown on peaceful
protesters in Nigeria today.
This is not only an abuse of power by the Nigerian police and military
but also a gross violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right of
The constitution of Nigeria recognised the right to peaceful protest and
we urged the police and all other power-drunken officials to respect
this fundamental right of the people.
We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all protesters
arrested today in Lagos, Abuja, Osun, Ondo and other states where
protest action took place.
Afri-Goal also asked the Nigerian government under the President
Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to immediately release all those who
are currently illegally detained and those undergoing different
We urge the government to respect the rule of law and constitution
guiding the affairs of the country.
Afri-Goal supports every form of peaceful protest and will go all the
way to ensure this right is respected by the government including legal
actions against the government if need be.