The National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS) Caretaker Committee has given the Chief Of Army Staff Major-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai a 24-hr ultimatum to release the Secretary to the Rivers State government, Chief Kenneth Kobani.
It was gathered that the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Mr. Kenneth Kobani was arrested by men of the Nigerian Army for allegedly demanding explanations from INEC officials having gathered that the original result sheets were carted away.
You will recall that a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, gave an order of interim injunction, restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from using soldiers for the conduct of the legislative rerun that took place in the state today.
We believe the arrest of Rivers SSG by the Nigerian Army was unlawful following the aforesaid high court injunction and politically motivated.
We therefore condemn his arrest in its entirety.
Consequently, we call on Chief of Army Staff to with immediate effect release him unconditionally or else we would mobilize more than 5000 thousand students of Rivers State, both home and in the diaspora, to carry out a mass protest against his continued unlawful detention.
ALUTA CONTINUA, VICTORIA ASCERTA
Source: Scan news
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