The International Human Rights Commission on Saturday, December 28; urged President Muhammadu Buhari to formulate another method of conflict resolution rather than arresting and detaining perceived political opponents.
In its statement, the organization also lauded the recent release of the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and the ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
This was contained in a statement issued by IHRC via its country representative, Dr Friday Sani; at its press briefing in Abuja.
Sani said the era of arresting and detaining political opponents and perceived enemies of the government; had become outdated across the world.
Furthermore, he appealed to President Buhari to promote the principles of the rule of law in Nigeria; by considering the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria
(IMN), Ibrahim El Zakkzaky and other political detainees in the country.
Sani said: “There are claims that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of Dasuki and Sowore due to international pressure.
“Even if their release was due to international pressure, it was still part of democracy; that a President of a country should listen to the opinion of others and there is nothing wrong with that.
“The recent development by the Federal Government of Nigeria to release Sowore and Dasuki; through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and the immediate compliance; by the Director-General of the Department of the State Security Services (DSS) is highly commendable.”