20 March 2017

Nigeria: Rights Group Gives Amnesty International 7-Day Ultimatum to Quit Nigeria

A human rights advocacy group, under the aegis of the save humanity advocacy center, has issued Amnesty International a seven-day ultimatum to immediately leave Nigeria, saying Nigerians have had enough of their "absurdity and evil machinations."

Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, executive secretary of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Abubakar said failure of amnesty to leave the country within the seven days, Nigerians would be forced to hit the street in a protest to compel the government to expel the international organisation from the country.

Abubakar said Nigerians could no longer tolerate the deliberate act of sabotage and indirect compromise of national security by the human rights organization.

He said, "To this end, we are opening a register of protests in our office to collect the signatures of Nigerians, who are resentful to the destructive activities of Amnesty International as well as their dubious reports of hate and espionage on Nigerian soil. And failure of Amnesty International to respond to this plea as stipulated, they would incur the wrath of Nigerians, who would have no option than occupy Nigeria on the streets, until government compels Amnesty International to leave the country."

According to Abubakar those who pose obstacles which hinder Nigeria's success must not be tolerated, saying matters like insecurity are must be accorded national priority and handled with all seriousness

He said the latest report of Amnesty International which alleged human rights violations against the Nigerian military and other arms of security in combating acts of terrorism, separatism and extremism in the country is another indication of the organization's continued quest to undermine Nigeria's security.

He described the report as lopsided, biased, partial and concocted with a pre-determined motive to rubbish the good works and the sacrifices of security institutions in Nigeria.

He said, "we are worried and indeed, sad to notice that each time peace and normalcy is returning to these troubled parts of the country, Amnesty International, an international human rights body mindlessly punctures the essence of this peace by cooking up baseless reports that maliciously indict and disparage efforts of the Nigerian security architecture, by alleging unsubstantiated human rights violations.

"We have noticed that each time Amnesty International wail for criminal gangs or terrorists in released reports, Boko Haram terrorists crude and barbaric attacks, including slitting the throats of captives with knives, gain momentum and the tempo of violent insurrections also heightens in the country.


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