The chairman, board of trustees (BoT) of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Nastura Sharif, has been arrested by the police for leading a protest against the insecurity in the north.
Aminu Adam, the group’s director of operations, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, saying the police arrested Sharif after “the peaceful protest”.
According to him, after the protest, the state commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba, invited leaders of the group for a meeting in his office.
He said five member of the group, including himself and Sharif, had honoured the invitation after which the group’s leader was detained.
Adam said, “After the protest ended peacefully, the Katsina state police commissioner, Mr. Sanusi Buba, invited us to his office for an interaction during which he told us that the Inspector General of Police wanted to see Sharif.
“The commissioner handed us to a team of policemen, headed by the OC (officer in charge), federal operations bureau (FOB), who led us to Abuja.
“We drove from Katsina to Abuja with the police team in a white bus and a hilux. However, on getting to force headquarters in Abuja, they told us that Sharif is under arrest for the protest and they put him in detention.”
The Nigeria Police were yet to confirm Sharif’s detention as at the time of filing this report.
On Tuesday, members of the group protested in Katsina, asking governor Aminu Masari to resign if he could no longer secure lives and properties in the state. They also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to act.