Amnesty International has condemned the arrest and assault of Katsina-based journalist Rukayyah Aliyu Jibia. The police forces of Nigeria have arrested the journalist for exercising her right to freedom of expression. As per sources, the journalist posted a TikTok video recently calling out the police authorities of Nigeria. Meanwhile, In this video, she questioned the parading of suspects without trial by the police. The human rights association based in Nigeria has called out the police authorities for the
After the police of Nigeria received the warrant for the arrest of Rukayyah Aliyu Jibia, she went into hiding. The journalist revealed to the human rights authorities that her life was in danger after the police subjected her to ill-treatment. Meanwhile, The journalist spoke to the media about the mistreatment that the police of Nigeria subjected her to.
Amnesty International Nigeria has shared a social media post supporting the journalist on their respective social media accounts. Meanwhile, several social media users on Facebook and Twitter have taken the initiative to extend their support. The people have declared that they agree with the journalist. According to them, the police do not have any right to parade the people without a solid court conviction.
Further, Amnesty International Nigeria claim that they condemn the actions of the Nigerian police. These contradict the tenets of the Nigerian constitution. The country’s constitution protects against the prohibition of ill-treatment and torture.
Accordingly, the international human rights association of Nigeria has called on the country’s law enforcement agencies to make amends. According to them, Nigerian police must investigate this clear act of intimidation and harassment. They are also responsible for bringing the perpetrators to justice through a fair trial. Under national and international law, Nigeria should respect and protect the right to freedom of expression. Meanwhile, Social media is flooded with messages of support for the Nigerian journalist