This is as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2016 Amnesty International “Write for Rights” campaign.
Olive Nwoke-Onokwai reports that it’s a call for action, an appeal to help change lives by speaking up against acts of human rights abuse.
The day is set aside to drum support for victims of severe rights violation and Amnesty International the world over is at the centre of this all important event.
Human rights campaigners in the country are using the opportunity to once again call on the Nigerian government to respect the rights of all citizens.
They also want the authorities to make haste in investigating cases of rights violation and release individuals held unjustly.
The campaigners further call for investigations into allegation of forceful eviction of residents of a waterside community in Lagos state and the alleged abduction of a 30 year old in Anambra State
The group says it will continue to be a voice to the voiceless and calls on the government to look into all cases of human rights abuses in the country.
It also seeks Nigerians’ support for displaced persons who have had their rights trampled upon.
Amnesty International is hopeful justice will be served every citizen whose rights have been violated one way or the other in the interest of peace and justice.