Sharif, CNG leader, regains freedom
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has confirmed the release of Nastura Ashir Sharif, its chairman, Board of Trustees on Thursday.
Recall that Sharif was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and moved to Abuja shortly after the peaceful protests in Katsina against the killings of helpless and defenceless citizens by bandits.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman on Thursday said, “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, a multi-sectoral cooperation of regional groups and activists and the vigilance of the national and international press.
“We equally appreciate the support, cooperation and patience of the entire northern public throughout the period of Shariff’s detention. This is indeed reassuring.
“We assure the public that we shall never relent in our 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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