Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme on Thursday allegedly protested the killing of one of their colleagues by the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army during the Arbaeen Symbolic Trek.
The protesters converged at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), carrying placards and demanding for justice.
The leader of the group, Sulaiman Alhassan, while speaking to pressmen, alleged that their colleague, Mustapha Ingawa, was arrested and tortured to death on 27th of October, 2018, by a combined team of the Guards Brigade and the Nigerian Police Force, during the Arbaeen Symbolic Procession.
Officers of the Nigerian Army had opened fire on the Shiites during the procession which was held on the 28th of October, 2018.
“Mustapha Ingawa is a graduate of B.Sc. Business Administration and until his passing away, he was undergoing his service through the NYSC scheme. Mustapha was arrested alive and tortured to death by the Military and Police. His corpse had no sign of gunshots. He passed away leaving behind his two-year old son and wife.
“We condemn the killing of Mustapha Ingawa and request the National Human Rights Commission to take action seeking redress for this atrocity and also protect the right of Nigerians that are protesting against injustice and violation of human rights,” Alhassan stated.
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