Nastura Shariff Regains Freedom From Detention

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has announced the release of its Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Nastura Shariff, after a two-day police captivity.

Shariff was arrested Tuesday afternoon and moved to Abuja shortly after a peaceful protest in Katsina against the killings of citizens by bandits.

Nastura Ashir Sharif

“We acknowledge that Sharif’s freedom was made possible by the enormous pressure exerted by the CNG, the Northern Elders Forum, patriotic leaders and elders of the North, a decent section of the civil society, a multi-sectoral cooperation of regional groups and activists and the vigilance of the national and international press,” spokesman for CNG, Abdulaziz Sulaiman, said in a statement.

“We acknowledge that Sharif’s freedom was made possible by the enormous pressure exerted by the CNG, the Northern Elders Forum, patriotic leaders and elders of the North, a decent section of the civil society, a multi-sectoral cooperation of regional groups and activists and the vigilance of the national and international press,” spokesman for CNG, Abdulaziz Sulaiman, said in a statement.

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