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Buhari govt under fire as security operatives storm Sahara Reporters’ office



The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) urged the Nigerian government to immediately lift the site to the offices of Sahara Reporters and the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR). He called for an end to illegality and would allow journalists, activists, and civil society to operate freely.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that In a statement Wednesday by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization advised Nigerian security agents to stop harassing journalists.

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“The attack on Sahara Reporters and CDHR comes immediately after the amazing repression of critics, journalists, and activists by many state governors,” he said.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the Federal authorities and many state governors are attacking journalists, critics, and activists, in clear violation of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) and international obligations, as part of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to demand the authorities Respect fundamental rights and the rules of law.

“These attacks are aimed at silencing the type of journalism and investigative reports that bother federal and state governments. President Muhammadu Buhari now needs to make it clear that he does not want any part of this kind of behavior and that unacceptable and dangerous threats and attacks against journalists, protesters and activists will be thoroughly investigated.

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Latest Nigeria newspaper also report that The international community, including the African Union, the UN unique human rights mechanisms and the Treaty Bodies, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as well as Nigeria’s international partners can and should press to put an end to the growing repression against journalists, bloggers and activists and for investigations and prosecutions of those responsible for intimidation, harassment and attacks. “