- Members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been attacked while on a reported peaceful protest in Abuja
- The protesters were attacked by alleged miscreants as they stood at the entrance of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Maitama
- The protesters were said to have arrived at the NHRC office to present a letter containing their demands
There was confusion in the morning of Monday, December 23, following a clash between protesters who want activist Omoyele Sowore released and some alleged miscreants.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the civil society groups had engaged in a peaceful protest in Abuja under the aegis of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) before the clash.
According to the report, the members of the organisation were gathered at the front of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Maitama, with a letter to its chairman.
"As the CSO members were singing, a group of people, mainly youths, suddenly appeared and descended on one of the leaders, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, before the latter and other members of the group, including the journalists covering the protest ran for their lives," the report said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a former minister of information, Tony Momoh, aired his position on the alleged disobedience of court orders by the federal government.
The Cable reports that Momoh said in an interview that he does not support disobedience to court orders while responding to a question on the ordeals of Sowore in the hands of the State Security Service (SSS).
Meanwhile, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has told the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union to stop meddling in the affairs of Nigeria, particularly regarding the allegations of human rights abuses.
Adesina warned the countries against interference in his reaction to the reports from the EU, UK and the US which highlighted Nigeria as one of the countries with a high record of human rights abuses.
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