Shehu Sani wants an end to arrests over Afro hairstyle

Senator Shehu Sani

By Bamidele Lawson

Senator Shehu Sani wants an end to the arrest and persecution of young boys with Afro Hairstyle in Nigeria.

The Rights Activist and writer, in a post made on his verified Facebook page on Saturday, July 24, asked State Governments, security agencies, and religious bodies to put a stop to the act

Describing himself as ‘Chairman, Afro Hair Movement,’ the former senator representing Kaduna Central, wrote: “The arrest and persecution of young boys with Afro Hairstyle by any state Government, Security agency or religious group must stop. If we start our struggle for self-determination don’t blame us. Leave our Hair alone, please. Afro Hair is our right. “

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Meanwhile, reports monitored by U-Metro reveal that suspected bandits have attacked a police station in Marraraban — Jos village in Kaduna State, leaving a police officer dead.

It was gathered that the bandits invaded the police station on Saturday in a bid to release their detained colleagues.

Reacting to the attack, Shehu Sani, in a tweet on his Twitter account, wrote, “Bandits raided a police formation in Marraraban-Jos village in the Outskirts of Kaduna in an attempt to free their detained men and they killed a police officer in Kundun-Zungeru, Niger State, the birthplace of the late President (Nnamdi) Azikiwe. The bandits and the police are battling.”


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