Edo CSOs report attack to Amnesty International, others

Edo CSOs report attack to Amnesty International, others

Edo Civil Society Organizations (EDOCSO’s) have reported last Friday attacks to Amnesty International and Global Human Rights. Leftist Omobude Agho, the Coordinator General of the group, said the EDOCSO’s the National Human Rights Commission Watch and other partners of the body have equally been briefed about how they were their allegedly attacked by hoodlums for

Edo Civil Society Organizations (EDOCSO’s) have reported last Friday attacks to Amnesty International and Global Human Rights.

MEMBERS OF EDO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS STAGING A PROTEST MATCH IN FRONT OF EDO SPECIALIST HOSPITAL ON SATURDAY IN BENIN CITY

Leftist Omobude Agho, the Coordinator General of the group, said the EDOCSO’s the National Human Rights Commission Watch and other partners of the body have equally been briefed about how they were their allegedly attacked by hoodlums for rejecting privatisation policy of the State government healthcare.

He said this at a press Conference to protest the privatisation of the Health sector by the State Government on Saturday in Benin City shortly before members of the group were allegedly attacked by hoodlums acting on the behest of the State Government during a peaceful protest on Saturday.

LEFTIST OMOBUDE AGHO STSTING REASONS FOR THE PEACEFUL PROTEST MATCH WHEN AN OFFICIAL OF EDO STATE GOVERNMENT, MR KELVIN ACCOSTED HIM TO BACKPEDAL BEFORE THE ATTACK

Omobude accused Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki of shrinking the democratic space of human rights, thereby putting “the lives of activists under serious threats”.

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According to him, ” Citizens have rights to peaceful protests and opinions without any form of suppression and intimidation from government.

COORDINATOR GENERAL OF EDO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION, LEFTIST OMOBUDE AGHO ENCOURAGING PROTESTERS TO KEEP FAITH IN THE STRUGGLE AFTER THE ATTACK BY HOODLUMS IN FRONT OF DO SPECIALIST HOSPITAL COMPLEX, SAPELE ROAD, BENIN CITY

“Only a week ago, the Government went on the offensive against armless Citizens’ agitation.

“We have informed our partners like Amnesty International, Global Human Rights, National Human Rights Commission and others.

“The use of Thugs and political urchins by Edo State Government to attack us and unleash mayhem on members of Edo Civil Society Organizations during a peaceful protest, is highly condemnable. It amounts to human rights abuse by a seemingly democratic Government, except we are made to believe otherwise”, he said.

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