Free Mubarak Bala Trends As Nigerians Call For The Release Of Humanists’ Leader Arrested For Alleged Blasphemy In Kaduna

Mubarak Bala
Mubarak Bala

President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN) Mubarak Bala has been arrested by security operatives in Kaduna on Tuesday.

Leo Igwe, Chairman, HAN Board of Trustees, raised the alarm, stating that police officers, who were not in uniform, took Bala from his residence.

Bala is being detained at the Gbabasawa police station in Kaduna and his arrest has been linked to “blasphemy”.

It was gathered that a group of lawyers had petitioned the Kano State Police Command to prosecute Mubarak for insulting Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook page. One S. S. Umar signed the petition.

Free Mubarak Bala

Free Mubarak Bala

Free Mubarak Bala

An online petition on was also setup by one Halima Sa’adiya Umar asking Facebook to shut down the Facebook account of Mubarak Bala.

Chairman, HAN Board of Trustees however wrote;

All of us at the Humanist Association of Nigeria are deeply worried by the arrest and detention of our president, Mubarak Bala. He will likely be handed over to the Kano State Police Command, that will prosecute him for blasphemy, a crime that caries a death sentence under sharia law.

The Humanist association urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Kaduna Governor, Nasir Elrufai, to intervene and ensure his immediate release.

Other Nigerians have come out to clamour for the release of Mubarak Bala using the hashtag #FreeMubarakBala on Twitter by tagging major government agencies that could intervene in his arrest.

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