Former American Ambassador warns FG about Sowore’s arrest

A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has warned the Buhari government against the continued detention of ‘Sahara Reporters’ Publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore.

He said there might be other motives, which my be beyond the FG, about the arrest.

In an article, Campbell warned that the incoming Joe Biden government will not take kindly to such human rights abuse.

He noted:

“Many of those who benefit from Nigeria’s political economy, not least the police, detest Sowore. Instigation for his arrest could have a variety of sources, not necessarily including the presidency.

“The episode, if not quickly resolved, could further damage Nigeria’s international reputation—particularly among the Diaspora living in the United States. The incoming Biden administration has signalled that it will be deeply concerned about human rights issues.

“The arrest of Sowore and the denial of bail is a poor representation of Nigeria to the incoming administration.”


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