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ENDSARSMEMORIAL: ILLEGAL ARREST BRUTALIZATION OF DAILY POST REPORTER; CLAMP-DOWN AND AND DISPERSION OF PEACEFUL PROTEST BY NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE-AN ABUSE OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TAKEN TOO FAR

ENDSARSMEMORIAL: ILLEGAL ARREST BRUTALIZATION OF DAILY POST REPORTER; CLAMP-DOWN AND AND DISPERSION OF PEACEFUL PROTEST BY NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE-AN ABUSE OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TAKEN TOO FAR

(Being a Press Statement of the TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT, Osun State)


Yesterday, members of the Endsars movement, mainly youths took to the street in Osun state and across the world to commemorate one year anniversary of the biggest mass protest in the history of Nigeria. It was on record that these protesters were exercising their rights in accordance with the law. Members of the press were also present to cover the event within the dictates of their profession. 



The protests which started at about 11 am from Ita-olookan in Osogbo,was bid to end at Oke-fia. We want to put it on record that the men of the Nigerian police attacked protesters and reporters with the aim of arresting them and in the process arrested Daily post reporter in the state,Mr Sikiru Obarayese at about 100 meters away from Oke-fia where the protest is bid to be ended . He was arrested on the instruction of The DPO of Dugbe police station who quickly started a process of his arraignment until he was forced to stop after pressures from his colleagues through the commissioner of police. It is also on record that he was stripped naked brutalised and tortured by police men, about 12 of them at Dugbe police division.


Similarly, We want to put it on record that the police and DSSS men has been chasing organizers of the Endsarsmemorial since about 3 days before the protest. This is evident in the way the Commissioner of police has been calling and threatening to arrest one of our the organizers; Olushayo babawale ogunleye. 


Also, efforts were made by the police to stop the press parley that was bid to be held at NUJ correspondence and when the venue was changed,the police and DSSS made further attempts to stampede the press parley. If was further observed that protest organizers was been trailed by some unknown men on a motorcycle around Ogo-oluwa the new venue for the press parley. Worthy of Observation is also that Combined forces of Police and DSSS took charge of the convergence point of the protest, harrasing protesters on arrival.


Based on the foregoing, It is pertinent to state that Protest is a universally recognized fundamental right of citizens and it would never be given up to any security and government agents based on any threat. We hereby wants to equivocally state that the Nigerian police has become a puppet of the ruling class for too long and this should stop. We want to state that the primary function of the police is security of life and property, thus it is our expectation that the police should protect protesters at all time. Hence we demand that;


1 The DPO of Dupe police division and all the twelve officers involved should be investigated and prosecuted for the illegall arrest and torture of Mr Sikiru Obarayese, the Daily Post reporter.


2 The commissioner of police should unravel the unknown men who have been trailing Olushayo babawale ogunleye, One of the organizers of Endsarsmemorial. We maintain that if anything happens to him, the CP would be held responsible.


3 The Nigerian police force should investigate and made public the killers of ALIMI AHMED and MUTIU LAWAL FRESH murdered in cold blood during the univited and provocative visit of Governor Gboyega Oyetola to the barricades at the #EndSARS protests last year October.


4 The Nigerian police force should publicly apologize for attacking, arresting and dehumanizing Mr Sikiru Obarayese.


We want to state clearly that Protests, such as was held yesterday would never be stopped in a democracy, therefore police and other security agency should stop brutalisation of protesters and rather protect them at all time.


Samson Tola

Owolabi  Opeyemi


TIB Ag Coordinator and Secretary.

(Being a Press Statement of the TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT, Osun State)


Yesterday, members of the Endsars movement, mainly youths took to the street in Osun state and across the world to commemorate one year anniversary of the biggest mass protest in the history of Nigeria. It was on record that these protesters were exercising their rights in accordance with the law. Members of the press were also present to cover the event within the dictates of their profession. 



The protests which started at about 11 am from Ita-olookan in Osogbo,was bid to end at Oke-fia. We want to put it on record that the men of the Nigerian police attacked protesters and reporters with the aim of arresting them and in the process arrested Daily post reporter in the state,Mr Sikiru Obarayese at about 100 meters away from Oke-fia where the protest is bid to be ended . He was arrested on the instruction of The DPO of Dugbe police station who quickly started a process of his arraignment until he was forced to stop after pressures from his colleagues through the commissioner of police. It is also on record that he was stripped naked brutalised and tortured by police men, about 12 of them at Dugbe police division.


Similarly, We want to put it on record that the police and DSSS men has been chasing organizers of the Endsarsmemorial since about 3 days before the protest. This is evident in the way the Commissioner of police has been calling and threatening to arrest one of our the organizers; Olushayo babawale ogunleye. 


Also, efforts were made by the police to stop the press parley that was bid to be held at NUJ correspondence and when the venue was changed,the police and DSSS made further attempts to stampede the press parley. If was further observed that protest organizers was been trailed by some unknown men on a motorcycle around Ogo-oluwa the new venue for the press parley. Worthy of Observation is also that Combined forces of Police and DSSS took charge of the convergence point of the protest, harrasing protesters on arrival.


Based on the foregoing, It is pertinent to state that Protest is a universally recognized fundamental right of citizens and it would never be given up to any security and government agents based on any threat. We hereby wants to equivocally state that the Nigerian police has become a puppet of the ruling class for too long and this should stop. We want to state that the primary function of the police is security of life and property, thus it is our expectation that the police should protect protesters at all time. Hence we demand that;


1 The DPO of Dupe police division and all the twelve officers involved should be investigated and prosecuted for the illegall arrest and torture of Mr Sikiru Obarayese, the Daily Post reporter.


2 The commissioner of police should unravel the unknown men who have been trailing Olushayo babawale ogunleye, One of the organizers of Endsarsmemorial. We maintain that if anything happens to him, the CP would be held responsible.


3 The Nigerian police force should investigate and made public the killers of ALIMI AHMED and MUTIU LAWAL FRESH murdered in cold blood during the univited and provocative visit of Governor Gboyega Oyetola to the barricades at the #EndSARS protests last year October.


4 The Nigerian police force should publicly apologize for attacking, arresting and dehumanizing Mr Sikiru Obarayese.


We want to state clearly that Protests, such as was held yesterday would never be stopped in a democracy, therefore police and other security agency should stop brutalisation of protesters and rather protect them at all time.


Samson Tola

Owolabi  Opeyemi


TIB Ag Coordinator and Secretary.

#EndSars Memorial: Nigeria needs people's police not government police - Oyo State TIB

#EndSars Memorial: Nigeria needs people's police not government police - Oyo State TIB

In response to the news on social media concerning the upcoming memorial of #EndSars victims and press released by Oyo state police command. 


TIB see that report as needles and a way of creating unnecessary fear in to a peaceful society. 


We did not  forget that it was police brutality precede before retaliation by angry youths named hoodlums during the 20-10-2020 protest. 


CP Ngozi Onadeko can testify that every protest in Oyo state was carried out peacefully before police themselves turned it to violence and start shooting at peaceful protesters around the state. 


We youths lost about Five protesters at Ogbomosho, some youths in Ibadan including men in Uniform and so many people still on the hospital beds

responding to treatment since last year, also nine innocent youths in relation with #Endears protest still in detention. All that happened due to the police incapability to observe the rule of engagement in a time like that. 


Moreover, the peaceful youths of Oyo state see the report as an intimidation, a way to clampdown our rights and to deny justice. Peaceful protest remain our constitutional rights and your job as police is to ensure safty, to save life and to prevent the hoodlums from hijacking the peaceful demonstration.


We have come to realization that Nigeria needs people's police not government police. 


We there for advice the CP Mrs Ngozi Onadeko as a mother to make sure her men in uniform carry out their operation with outmost respect for the people they meant to protect and in accordance with rule of law. 


As a movement we are clamoring for better society and fighting for the rights of the citizens by using the instrument of law. We remain law abiding citizens of Federal republic of Nigeria.


Secretary: Lekan Adisa


Take It Back. Action!

In response to the news on social media concerning the upcoming memorial of #EndSars victims and press released by Oyo state police command. 


TIB see that report as needles and a way of creating unnecessary fear in to a peaceful society. 


We did not  forget that it was police brutality precede before retaliation by angry youths named hoodlums during the 20-10-2020 protest. 


CP Ngozi Onadeko can testify that every protest in Oyo state was carried out peacefully before police themselves turned it to violence and start shooting at peaceful protesters around the state. 


We youths lost about Five protesters at Ogbomosho, some youths in Ibadan including men in Uniform and so many people still on the hospital beds

responding to treatment since last year, also nine innocent youths in relation with #Endears protest still in detention. All that happened due to the police incapability to observe the rule of engagement in a time like that. 


Moreover, the peaceful youths of Oyo state see the report as an intimidation, a way to clampdown our rights and to deny justice. Peaceful protest remain our constitutional rights and your job as police is to ensure safty, to save life and to prevent the hoodlums from hijacking the peaceful demonstration.


We have come to realization that Nigeria needs people's police not government police. 


We there for advice the CP Mrs Ngozi Onadeko as a mother to make sure her men in uniform carry out their operation with outmost respect for the people they meant to protect and in accordance with rule of law. 


As a movement we are clamoring for better society and fighting for the rights of the citizens by using the instrument of law. We remain law abiding citizens of Federal republic of Nigeria.


Secretary: Lekan Adisa


Take It Back. Action!

POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS

POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS

 *TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT LAGOS STATE*


14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 


*POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS*


We in the Take It Back Movement Lagos condemns in strict terms the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, who was fatally shot dead in cold blood on September 11, 2021 by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos State. 


We equally condemn the dead on arrival efforts of the Lagos police in an attempt to cover up the truth by releasing a misleading police report that was unrelated to the brutal event which led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade on September 11, 2021.


Mosurat Ojuade, who was awaiting university admission having scored 236 marks in JAMB was killed by a trigger-happy policeman identified as one Samuel Phillips during their usual illegal and unlawful raid in Surulere neighborhood. 









Eye witness confirmed that Monsurat Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate at very close range.


Monsurat Ojuade was first taken to a public hospital for treatment but she was rejected due to the ongoing strike. As she continue bleeding, her family took her to another hospital but unfortunately she died at the third hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.


We use this opportunity to remind the public of how the Lagos police brutally murdered Jumoke at the Yoruba Nation rally on the 3rd July, 2021. The policeman who shot Jumoke is yet to be identified, dismissed or prosecuted, instead the Lagos police charged one of the Yoruba Nation agitators who is an Ogboni chief with the death of Jumoke just to cover up the unfortunate incident. There has been no #JusticeForJumoke after 73 days of her brutal murder.


While we acknowledge the arrest and identification of the trigger-happy policeman as claimed by the Lagos CP, we call for his quick dismissal from service and also his quick prosecution according to the law.


We also call for permanent end to police brutality, human rights violations, extra-judicial killings, frequent victimisation and harassment of Lagosian by the police, as well as the unlawful policing by some members of the Nigerian Police Force.


We put the public and Lagosians on alert over the rising cases of police brutality and killings that never stopped even after #EndSARS. 


We send our humble tribute and condolences to the family of Monsurat Ojuade and we pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 


May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in peace.


We want #JusticeForEji

We want #JusticeForJumoke

We want #JusticeForMonsurat


Signed:


Ridwan Ajayi

TIB Lagos Publicity Secretary

 *TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT LAGOS STATE*


14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 


*POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS*


We in the Take It Back Movement Lagos condemns in strict terms the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, who was fatally shot dead in cold blood on September 11, 2021 by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos State. 


We equally condemn the dead on arrival efforts of the Lagos police in an attempt to cover up the truth by releasing a misleading police report that was unrelated to the brutal event which led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade on September 11, 2021.


Mosurat Ojuade, who was awaiting university admission having scored 236 marks in JAMB was killed by a trigger-happy policeman identified as one Samuel Phillips during their usual illegal and unlawful raid in Surulere neighborhood. 









Eye witness confirmed that Monsurat Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate at very close range.


Monsurat Ojuade was first taken to a public hospital for treatment but she was rejected due to the ongoing strike. As she continue bleeding, her family took her to another hospital but unfortunately she died at the third hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.


We use this opportunity to remind the public of how the Lagos police brutally murdered Jumoke at the Yoruba Nation rally on the 3rd July, 2021. The policeman who shot Jumoke is yet to be identified, dismissed or prosecuted, instead the Lagos police charged one of the Yoruba Nation agitators who is an Ogboni chief with the death of Jumoke just to cover up the unfortunate incident. There has been no #JusticeForJumoke after 73 days of her brutal murder.


While we acknowledge the arrest and identification of the trigger-happy policeman as claimed by the Lagos CP, we call for his quick dismissal from service and also his quick prosecution according to the law.


We also call for permanent end to police brutality, human rights violations, extra-judicial killings, frequent victimisation and harassment of Lagosian by the police, as well as the unlawful policing by some members of the Nigerian Police Force.


We put the public and Lagosians on alert over the rising cases of police brutality and killings that never stopped even after #EndSARS. 


We send our humble tribute and condolences to the family of Monsurat Ojuade and we pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 


May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in peace.


We want #JusticeForEji

We want #JusticeForJumoke

We want #JusticeForMonsurat


Signed:


Ridwan Ajayi

TIB Lagos Publicity Secretary

PRESS RELEASE: TAKE IT BACK OYO STATE CHAPTER CONDEMN THE KILLING OF COMR. OMOYELE SOWORE YOUNGER BROTHER

PRESS RELEASE: TAKE IT BACK OYO STATE CHAPTER CONDEMN THE KILLING OF COMR. OMOYELE SOWORE YOUNGER BROTHER

We acknowledged the death of Jide Sowore, a younger brother to TIB leader, Omoyele Sowore.





Jide was reported to have Been killed by suspected dangerous heardmen/ bandit that have been terrorizing Nigeria and her people since the emergence of the regime of General Muhamadu Buhari.


Take It Back Oyo totally frown at the incident and  believe it was one of callus attempt to discourage Jide elder brother, Omoyele Sowore.


Is not hearsay, Nigeria has become jungle where nobody is safe, the level of insecurity in the state is very alarming.


We now call on Federal Government of Nigeria to  swiftly get into action and make sure they brought all the perpetrators into the book.


Our appeal to the revolutionary leader, Comr. Omoyele Sowore not to allow the evil act by the state Insecurities to brake him down,  as much as we believe in your fighting for all the common Nigerians and the idea of getting Nigerians liberated, we will continue fighting alongside with you.


Also Our sincere condolences to all Sowore family, we shear the pains and acknowledge all the sacrifices you have been making for a better Nigeria. May almighty heal the wound and make an incident like this last one to the family.


TIB will not ceased from it missions to deliver Nigerians from clueless political leaders in the country.


 Comr. Solomon Emiola


 TIB state Members

We acknowledged the death of Jide Sowore, a younger brother to TIB leader, Omoyele Sowore.





Jide was reported to have Been killed by suspected dangerous heardmen/ bandit that have been terrorizing Nigeria and her people since the emergence of the regime of General Muhamadu Buhari.


Take It Back Oyo totally frown at the incident and  believe it was one of callus attempt to discourage Jide elder brother, Omoyele Sowore.


Is not hearsay, Nigeria has become jungle where nobody is safe, the level of insecurity in the state is very alarming.


We now call on Federal Government of Nigeria to  swiftly get into action and make sure they brought all the perpetrators into the book.


Our appeal to the revolutionary leader, Comr. Omoyele Sowore not to allow the evil act by the state Insecurities to brake him down,  as much as we believe in your fighting for all the common Nigerians and the idea of getting Nigerians liberated, we will continue fighting alongside with you.


Also Our sincere condolences to all Sowore family, we shear the pains and acknowledge all the sacrifices you have been making for a better Nigeria. May almighty heal the wound and make an incident like this last one to the family.


TIB will not ceased from it missions to deliver Nigerians from clueless political leaders in the country.


 Comr. Solomon Emiola


 TIB state Members

TIB condemns the violence, derogatory attacks against a Nigerian residence of Indonesia by Indonesian authorities

TIB condemns the violence, derogatory attacks against a Nigerian residence of Indonesia by Indonesian authorities


The "Take it back movement" has on Wednesday condemned in strong terms the violence and highly derogatory attacks against a Nigerian residence of Indonesia by Indonesian authorities.


According to the statement made available by the group, the TIB says: "We reject it as barbaric, disgusting, unlawful and a complete violation of both human rights and International accords."


"We willill no longer tolerate the violation of the rights of Nigerians by foreign authorities"


"No doubt, the unfortunate development in Indonesia can be classified as part of a series of unfortunate trends of utter disrespect and rights violations, Nigerians and Africans in diaspora continue to face in the hands of racist authorities."


"Needless to say, the reason Nigerians living abroad are disrespected without regards to their rights is the fact that Nigeria parades rulers that lack respect for the rights of its citizens, both home and abroad. That is the reason our citizens are treated with disgust and utter disdain by authorities of other countries."


"The World watched how the Nigerian government killed it’s youths for protesting police brutality. The world is witness to the fact that the Nigerian leaders lack respect for the lives of its citizens. The world saw and witnessed how Nigerians continue to troop en-masse into foreign countries due to a complete breakdown of governance in Nigeria."


"And now, we have seen how a Nigerian Public Officer has been visited with the violence and barbarism ordinary Nigerians living in diaspora have to cope with almost on daily bases. This Public Officer is now confronted with the same evil the regime of Buhari, under whom he serves, has been meting on the people of Nigeria over the past seven years. As a member of the ruling class, he has now become a victim of Buhari’s incompetence and the complete damage the regime has done to the image and respect of the Nigerian people and the black race."


READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:



VIDEO: NIGERIA'S Former High Commissioner To Indonesia Ibrahim Baba Mai-Sule Almost Strangled To Death By Immigration Officers, Abuja Says Unacceptable


11TH AUGUST 2021


VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF NIGERIANS BY FOREIGN AUTHORITIES 

Statement Of The TakeItBack movement, Global.

We Will No Longer Tolerate The Violation Of The Rights Of Nigerians By Foreign Authorities

The TakeitBack Movement condemns with strong vehemence, the violence and highly derogatory attacks against a Nigerian residence of Indonesia by Indonesian authorities. We reject it as barbaric, disgusting, unlawful and a complete violation of both human rights and International accords. 


According to a video making the rounds on the internet, a Nigerian Consular in Indonesia, Mr. Abdulrahman Ibrahim, can be seen being brutalized and harassed almost to a point of death. While Mr. Ibrahim’s rights were being violated by Indonesian authorities, the consular kept screaming ‘’i cant breathe’’. But the groans of pain by the Nigerian seemed not to move the unprofessional and highly barbaric officers who may have quickly forgotten that George Floyd in the US was extrajudicially murdered in a similar pattern by racist police officers.  


No doubt, the unfortunate development in Indonesia can be classified as part of a series of unfortunate trends of utter disrespect and rights violations, Nigerians and Africans in diaspora continue to face in the hands of racist authorities.


Needless to say, the reason Nigerians living abroad are disrespected without regards to their rights is the fact that Nigeria parades rulers that lack respect for the rights of its citizens, both home and abroad. That is the reason our citizens are treated with disgust and utter disdain by authorities of other countries. 

The World watched how the Nigerian government killed it’s youths for protesting police brutality. The world is witness to the fact that the Nigerian leaders lack respect for the lives of its citizens. The world saw and witnessed how Nigerians continue to troop en-masse into foreign countries due to a complete breakdown of governance in Nigeria. 


And now, we have seen how a Nigerian Public Officer has been visited with the violence and barbarism ordinary Nigerians living in diaspora have to cope with almost on daily bases. This Public Officer is now confronted with the same evil the regime of Buhari, under whom he serves, has been meting on the people of Nigeria over the past seven years. As a member of the ruling class, he has now become a victim of Buhari’s incompetence and the complete damage the regime has done to the image and respect of the Nigerian people and the black race. 


For us in the TakeItBack Movement, we are resolved to confront and engage all attempts at unlawful aggression and rights violation of Nigerians and Africans living in the diaspora. It is to this end that we will be engaging the Indonesian authorities over this matter, using all lawful means within our disposal.


Every person, including Nigerians have the right to live in dignity in whatever country they find themselves. And in situations where laws are breached, we believe the rule of law and human rights should not be thrown to the winds.


Conclusively, we urge Nigerians living in the diaspora to join us massively in the quest to rid Nigeria of incompetent and lawless leaders. We ask that you join us in the task to take back Nigeria from the rule of maladministration, lawlessness, mass poverty, death and destruction. It should be noted that until Nigeria is free, none of us will be free to agitate for whatever good life or nation we want, or free from the burden that comes with carrying the imposed identity of the poverty capital of the world.  


Signed:


Dr. Chidi Nwanyanwu

Director of Media, Communications and PR

TakeItBack Movement, Global


The "Take it back movement" has on Wednesday condemned in strong terms the violence and highly derogatory attacks against a Nigerian residence of Indonesia by Indonesian authorities.


According to the statement made available by the group, the TIB says: "We reject it as barbaric, disgusting, unlawful and a complete violation of both human rights and International accords."


"We willill no longer tolerate the violation of the rights of Nigerians by foreign authorities"


"No doubt, the unfortunate development in Indonesia can be classified as part of a series of unfortunate trends of utter disrespect and rights violations, Nigerians and Africans in diaspora continue to face in the hands of racist authorities."


"Needless to say, the reason Nigerians living abroad are disrespected without regards to their rights is the fact that Nigeria parades rulers that lack respect for the rights of its citizens, both home and abroad. That is the reason our citizens are treated with disgust and utter disdain by authorities of other countries."


"The World watched how the Nigerian government killed it’s youths for protesting police brutality. The world is witness to the fact that the Nigerian leaders lack respect for the lives of its citizens. The world saw and witnessed how Nigerians continue to troop en-masse into foreign countries due to a complete breakdown of governance in Nigeria."


"And now, we have seen how a Nigerian Public Officer has been visited with the violence and barbarism ordinary Nigerians living in diaspora have to cope with almost on daily bases. This Public Officer is now confronted with the same evil the regime of Buhari, under whom he serves, has been meting on the people of Nigeria over the past seven years. As a member of the ruling class, he has now become a victim of Buhari’s incompetence and the complete damage the regime has done to the image and respect of the Nigerian people and the black race."


READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:



VIDEO: NIGERIA'S Former High Commissioner To Indonesia Ibrahim Baba Mai-Sule Almost Strangled To Death By Immigration Officers, Abuja Says Unacceptable


11TH AUGUST 2021


VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF NIGERIANS BY FOREIGN AUTHORITIES 

Statement Of The TakeItBack movement, Global.

We Will No Longer Tolerate The Violation Of The Rights Of Nigerians By Foreign Authorities

The TakeitBack Movement condemns with strong vehemence, the violence and highly derogatory attacks against a Nigerian residence of Indonesia by Indonesian authorities. We reject it as barbaric, disgusting, unlawful and a complete violation of both human rights and International accords. 


According to a video making the rounds on the internet, a Nigerian Consular in Indonesia, Mr. Abdulrahman Ibrahim, can be seen being brutalized and harassed almost to a point of death. While Mr. Ibrahim’s rights were being violated by Indonesian authorities, the consular kept screaming ‘’i cant breathe’’. But the groans of pain by the Nigerian seemed not to move the unprofessional and highly barbaric officers who may have quickly forgotten that George Floyd in the US was extrajudicially murdered in a similar pattern by racist police officers.  


No doubt, the unfortunate development in Indonesia can be classified as part of a series of unfortunate trends of utter disrespect and rights violations, Nigerians and Africans in diaspora continue to face in the hands of racist authorities.


Needless to say, the reason Nigerians living abroad are disrespected without regards to their rights is the fact that Nigeria parades rulers that lack respect for the rights of its citizens, both home and abroad. That is the reason our citizens are treated with disgust and utter disdain by authorities of other countries. 

The World watched how the Nigerian government killed it’s youths for protesting police brutality. The world is witness to the fact that the Nigerian leaders lack respect for the lives of its citizens. The world saw and witnessed how Nigerians continue to troop en-masse into foreign countries due to a complete breakdown of governance in Nigeria. 


And now, we have seen how a Nigerian Public Officer has been visited with the violence and barbarism ordinary Nigerians living in diaspora have to cope with almost on daily bases. This Public Officer is now confronted with the same evil the regime of Buhari, under whom he serves, has been meting on the people of Nigeria over the past seven years. As a member of the ruling class, he has now become a victim of Buhari’s incompetence and the complete damage the regime has done to the image and respect of the Nigerian people and the black race. 


For us in the TakeItBack Movement, we are resolved to confront and engage all attempts at unlawful aggression and rights violation of Nigerians and Africans living in the diaspora. It is to this end that we will be engaging the Indonesian authorities over this matter, using all lawful means within our disposal.


Every person, including Nigerians have the right to live in dignity in whatever country they find themselves. And in situations where laws are breached, we believe the rule of law and human rights should not be thrown to the winds.


Conclusively, we urge Nigerians living in the diaspora to join us massively in the quest to rid Nigeria of incompetent and lawless leaders. We ask that you join us in the task to take back Nigeria from the rule of maladministration, lawlessness, mass poverty, death and destruction. It should be noted that until Nigeria is free, none of us will be free to agitate for whatever good life or nation we want, or free from the burden that comes with carrying the imposed identity of the poverty capital of the world.  


Signed:


Dr. Chidi Nwanyanwu

Director of Media, Communications and PR

TakeItBack Movement, Global

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