We have gathered that there are children who are presently in detention for about two weeks for some criminal acts but have been denied bail which is against Nigerian’s constitution. Here is article Dr. Peregrino Brimah talking about such barbaric art.
Read the article below Dr. Peregrino Brimah
At least 13 young children have been detained for two weeks so far by
the Jos state government in Nigeria’s northern region since a recent ban
on activities of minority Muslims of the Shia ideology held since
Wednesday the 12th of October, 2016 the kids were charged for
“disturbance of public peace.”
These minors seen in various pictures being held in cells have since
been denied bail as against the stipulations of the Nigerian
constitution and the international laws on the rights to justice and
global regulations on the protection of minorities as laid down in the
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The ban on Shia activities ahead of the global Ashura commemoration, by
Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai which was duplicated the Jos
governor Simon Lalong inspired attacks on this minority group by
civilians in suit with police and the army, with dozens of commemorators
killed and others arrested and locked up. Among those locked up were
A list provided the Islamic movement of Nigeria has about 13 names of
minors. The at least 2 million strong minority IMN religious group has
challenged the recent apparent repression of their rights to freedom of
worship and assembly.
Names of some of the minors are: 1. Aliyu Musa Saminaka – 9yrs. 2.
Fatima Muhammad – 10yrs. 3. Muhsina Ibrahim – 10yrs. 4. Abida Abdussalam
– 10yrs 5. Mustapha Musa – 11yrs 6. Maryam Ibrahim – 11yrs 7. Mabruka
Mustapha – 13yrs 8. Fatima Alhassan – 13yrs 9. Fatima Hassan – 13yrs 10.
Hafiza Bashir – 14yrs 11. Khalisa M. Kabir – 14yrs 12. Fatima M. Kabir –
16yrs 13. Ummulkhair Ridwan – 17yrs.
What is mind-bending is that tons of youth were seen and caught in
images attacking, killing, robbing and burning the minority Muslims and
their properties, with a list of 71 alleged perpetrators even published
the victims, but not a single of these youth has been arrested since
for these heinous and deadly hate crimes.
We beg the Buhari government to act in the interest of justice, peace
and humanity. Children hold the promise of the future. No Nigerian,
adult of child should be denied bail. No group, large or small should be
targeted, persecuted and repressed the democratically elected
government or civilians enjoying government’s immunity assurance. By
detaining the victims instead, those who attacked them are being
encouraged on as a new Boko Haram, who believe they are above the law
and supported the government to oppress, attack and kill innocent
citizens with impunity.
We beg the Buhari government to rather go after the murderers who killed
religious practitioners across the north and hastily set free and
compensate the children victims.
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Dr. Peregrino Brimah; @EveryNigerian, L. Ikeji