Respect rights of arrested northerners, they are unarmed – Islamic group tells Amotekun

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the South West security outfit, Amotekun, to respect the fundamental human rights of Northern travellers arrested a few days ago.

MURIC also called on the authorities of Amotekun to apply professional decorum in the issue and to let the rule of law prevail.

The Islamic group gave the advice in a statement issued on Saturday by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

The statement read in part, “About 140 Northerners, comprising men, women and children were arrested in Ibadan by the South West security outfit popularly known as Amotekun on Tuesday. Reports reaching us indicate that those arrested are still with the Amotekun in Oyo State, under the commandant, Colonel Olayinka Adeyanju.

“The commandant of Amotekun in Ondo State, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the arrest.

“Besides, the offence committed by these Northerners have not been properly explained. Nobody has caught any weapon with them.

“They may be victims of the violence ravaging the North. The fact that women and children are among them shows that they may be innocent Northerners looking for how to make ends meet.”