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Amnesty condemns assault on subsidy removal protesters 

 Pilgrims’ leader backs policy

AMNESTY International has urged the Nigerian authorities to immediately end what it described as excessive use of force by the police and soldiers against citizens protesting the hike in the price of petrol following withdrawal of fuel subsidy.

Meanwhile, a leader of Nigerian pilgrims in Israel, Rev. Fr. Vincent Nyoyoho, has called for patience with the Federal Government over the removal of fuel subsidy and solicited support for the implementation of the petroleum downstream deregulation policy.

Amnesty said the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration should respect and protect peoples’ rights to freedom of expression guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria, and should instruct the police to refrain from assaulting protesters....Read More...