President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked by Human Rights Commission to embrace a new model of conflict resolution rather than arresting and detaining political opponents.
This the group through its representative, Dr. Friday Sani, stated while speaking at a press briefing in Abuja today,
According to the group, the era of arresting and detaining political opponents and perceived enemies of government had become outdated the world over.
While praising the release of the convener of RevolutionNow, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, noting that “it was still part of democracy”, even if it was a bow to international pressures.
“There are issues surrounding their releases that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered their releases due to international pressure.
“Even if their releases were due to international pressure, it was still part of democracy that a President of a country should listen to opinion of others and there is nothing wrong with that.
“The recent development by the Federal Government of Nigeria to release Omoyele Sowore and Col. Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and the immediate compliance by the Director-General of the Department of the State Security Services is highly commendable,” he said.