A social group known to be one of the civil right defense platform recently in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, again voiced out and maintained its position on the undemocratic attack fetched on its members and anti-oppressors against Nigerian people.
In a press statement released and signed by its members; Salawu K., Anisere A., kehinde A., Orilonise I. A., George U., Olatoyan T., Ogunshowo L., Penu Z. K., Ogunleye A., Adenola B. S., Tobiloba F., Kazeem A. O., Babatunde Ayinde R., it was gathered that the group which had been faced with so much difficulties in the country as a result of harassment, intimidation within the communities and series arrest by the police and security agents around the country, deem it fit to once again speak up to express their feelings towards defending human rights and agitating for freedom of choice to life for all citizen without discrimination of any such, as it concerns the homosexuality and transgender saga in Nigeria.
Also, the group claimed series of attack on its members and threat of arrest from the Nigerian police. We regret the insensitivity of the country not showing resourceful and meaningful leadership quality in Africa with a commendable practices and respect to its citizenry. Everyone should have the liberty to life and choice of living to enhance development and to promote and acceptability by United Nations on universal declaration for freedom expression and choice for all nationality and and the world at large.
Mention in the report was victimization of its members and leaders of the group being declared wanted by the Police. Amongst many others was the case of one Mr IO. Ibrahim, whom some months ago, his home and family- wife and children, was attacked and raided by unidentified security agents, thugs and still declared wanted by the police.
He is currently living in abroad, with continuous struggling for the emancipation of freedom for human rights and egalitarian societies globally. Also discussed was the dastardly act perpetrated by group of youths for molestation and intimidation of four Nigerians in Ekwe village of Njaba LGA, Imo State. They were attacked, stripped naked and paraded across the cities over accusation of indecency practices- homosexuality (Nigeria daily news, 16-01-2013 publication)
The group also emphasized on inability of the Nigerian Government to judiciously utilize the nation’s economic gains for the development of the nation and unfairness and inequality in the distribution of national resources. To worsen the situation in the country, is the perceived disenfranchising and oppression channeled towards the human rights groups and individuals who resist the pressure to be buy by the so-called civilian dictators.
Nigeria as it is currently being challenged with bad leadership induced poverty, corruption, religious charlatanism, terrorism and restiveness, unstable political system, dictatorial governance, lack of adequate basic amenities etc. In spite of the Nigeria’s obvious wealth in crude oil production and other natural resources, yet undergoing dramatic economic deterioration, socio-political instability and decade social amenities and infrastructural facilities.
Urging the Nigeria government and the law makers in a purposeful argument and in the interest of sustenance of true democracy to allow peace and unity among its citizenry, with regards to freedom of expression and association. To condemn the arbitrary arrest and detention of it members and the so called gays and lesbians for a prosecution with 14years imprisonment. The assault of the bloody execution taking place in the north of Nigeria of stoning to death the innocent citizens must be abated. This is to promoting fundamental human right and the civil right of all to enable a conducive political environment for the people.