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Post-election violence: group challenges curfew in court

By IWPR Nigeria






A human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, is challenging the legal status of the curfew currently in place in the Kaduna State.

The curfew was introduced shortly after the recent post-election violence in the state.

The group wants the Federal High Court, Kaduna to declare the continuation of the curfew and the restriction of movement as unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional.

The leading applicant is the President of the Congress, Shehu Sanni while the defendants include the State Governor and the Commissioner of Police.

The applicants are also praying the court for a monetary compensation of 5million for the alleged violation of their fundamental right to free movement.

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