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STATEMENT ISSUED ON MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2018 ON THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF A NIGERIAN YOUTH RABIU RABINA BAMANGA GRUESOMELY MURDERED IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA NIGERIA

The entire Nigerians

It is with sadness in our hearts that we bring to your notice the untimely death of a law abiding NigeriancitizenRABIU RABINA BAMANGA and Peer Educator at TIP for Human Rights in the FCT Abuja Nigeria who was brutally killed and buried in a shallow grave with some body parts exposed and covered with mattress at Ruga, Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria.

We condemn the killing of Rabiu a law abiding citizen of Nigeria and human rights activist who until this death was contributing to ending HIV infection and supporting attainment of human rights through a non-governmental organisation. Until the issuing of this statement, we have not received any information with regards to the reason behind this gruesome murder of a law abiding citizen, whose right to life has been so annoyingly snuffed out. This is one death too many to bear! Recently we issued a statement condemning the incessant and constant harassment of innocent Nigerian youths.  The above named was contributing to securing the rights of all Nigerians and was brutally murdered and buried in a space that should be referred as safe space. This death is totallyunacceptable and unjustifiable!

This is an outrage to Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa, a regional network of activists, faith based individuals, advocates and individual activists working for inclusion of diverse persons to create a world governed by respect and dignity.

We seek a day where all persons irrespective of religious beliefs become great allies in the quest for a safe and free society for all humans. It is therefore a slap in our faces to receive information on the cutting down of a harmless Nigerian youth who was providing service to make Nigeria a better place!

We strongly believe that humans are born free and equal and should enjoy their full human rights and achieve their full potentials in a safe and loving society irrespective of background and belief.

As a West African network, we demand that the perpetrators be identified and brought to justice and receive punishment commensurate with the crime they have committed against another Nigerian.THE KILLER(S) OF RABIURABINA BAMANGA MUST BE FOUND AND JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED!

In solidarity,

Davis Mac-Iyalla,

Executive Director

Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa (IDNoWA)

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