Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA), a non-governmental organisation, has called on international communities to prevail on what it describes as threats on “Nigeria’s fragile democracy”.
The group said this in reaction to the search of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), private jet by security operatives upon his return from a trip to Dubai.
The former vice-president had said the search was an attempt to intimidate him.
But reacting via a statement, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, described the search as a “routine process”, saying only the president is exempted from the screening.
However, the group, in a statement on Monday, described Sirika’s comment as “spurious, puerile and pedestrian”.