Nigerians are currently demanding for the release of Mr Mubarak Bala, President of Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN), who was arrested by the police in Kaduna State for blasphemy against Islam and insulting Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook page.
New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that in 2014, Bala was arrested and placed in a mental hospital for the “crime” of being an atheist. He was later released, but that didn’t stop the threats on his life.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the Humanist leader was arrested again following a petition by a group of lawyers to the Commissioner of Police in Kano State to prosecute him for insulting Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook page.
The petition signed by one S.S Umar is shown below
Nigerians are reacting outrageously on Twitter as #FreeMubarakBala trends: