Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Aminu Adamu Muhammed, a 23–year-old student of Federal University Dutse who was arrested over a tweet apparently demeaning to the person of the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.
Muhammed was arrested on the midnight of November 8, 2022, by security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Services.
Condemning the arrest, Amnesty International, in a statement on Sunday, lamented that Muhammed was being held in an unknown location in Abuja by Nigerian security operatives.
The statement read in part, “Amnesty International strongly condemns the arrest of Aminu. His family and friends alleged that he was held incommunicado and subjected to severe beating, torture and other forms of ill-treatment.
“Since his arrest neither his family nor his lawyers have had access to him.
“There are strong suspicions that Aminu is being held in an unknown location in Abuja by Nigerian security operatives.
“Amnesty International calls on the authorities to release him from unlawful detention and ensure that all those suspected of torture and other violations against him are brought to justice.”