11th January, 2012
By Femi Adi/Kaduna
Kaduna based human rights activist , Shehu Sani defied the 24 hours curfew order by the government and embarked on a street protest today in Kaduna .
Sani, alongside few others walked through Lord Lugard Hall Roundabout where the civil society groups under the auspices of Occupy Nigeria used to converge as a take off point since the beginning of the fuel subsidy protest to independence Way and them terminated at the Hassan Usman Park popularly known as Gamji Gate.
Speaking to P.M.News this afternoon after the street protest at his residence , Sani said the 24-Hour order is illegal and unacceptable.
According to him, the imposition of curfew in the state at this period is an attempt by Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and his cronies to frustrate the peaceful protest embarked upon by the aggrieved masses in the state since hike in petroleum pump price due removal of fuel subsidy on New Day.
He however said he would continue to disobey the curfew order until the federal reverts to 65 naira pump price.
Meanwhile, chairman of the NLC in the state has asked government to relax the 24-Hour curfew imposed on the state yesterday to a more realistic time.
Adamu Ango told P.M.News that government should consider relaxing the curfew from the 24 hours to 12 hours. According to him , the imposition of curfew at this period when Nigerians are protesting hike in pump price of fuel was unfair .