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Amnesty International Has No Right To Exist In Nigeria – Presidency

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The Nigerian Presidency has declared that Amnesty Worldwide, a non-governmental group that fights human rights abuses, has no authorized proper to exist within the nation.

In an announcement issued by Garba Shehu, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency criticized Amnesty Worldwide over its ‘help’ for pro-secession teams like IPOB.



The assertion learn, “Amnesty Worldwide’s newest salvo at Nigeria is however extra of the identical.

“Once more, they’ve determined to aspect with terrorists, earlier than the freedom of these they injure, displace, and homicide.

“Talking the language of common human rights, Amnesty Worldwide deploys it solely in protection – even outright promotion – of those who violently oppose the Federal Authorities of Nigeria. 

“Parroting the road of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, a proscribed terror group, they work to legitimize its trigger to Western audiences. This places them in unhealthy firm. Controversial American lobbyists are paid a whole bunch of 1000’s of {dollars} yearly to do the identical, laundering IPOB’s status in Washington DC.

“IPOB homicide Nigerian residents. They kill law enforcement officials and navy personnel and set authorities property on fireplace. Now, they’ve amassed a considerable stockpile of weapons and bombs throughout the nation. 

“Had been this group in a western nation, you wouldn’t count on to listen to Amnesty’s full-throated protection of their actions. As a substitute, there could be silence or mealy-mouthed justification of western governments’ motion to test the unfold of ‘terrorism’.

“Regardless of Amnesty’s self-proclaimed mandate to impartially transcend borders, sadly in Nigeria, they play solely home politics. The worldwide NGO is getting used as cowl for the group’s native leaders to pursue their self-interests. Regrettably, this isn’t unusual in Africa. There may be nothing unsuitable with an activist stance; there are claims of neutrality when all info level to the other.

“Amnesty Worldwide has no authorized proper to exist in Nigeria. It should open a proper investigation into the personnel that occupies their Nigerian places of work. They need to reject the outrageously tendentious misinformation they obtain and convey some semblance of due diligence to the sources they base their claims on. Presently, we see none.

“The Nigerian authorities will struggle terrorism with all of the means at its disposal. We are going to ignore Amnesty’s rantings. Particularly when it comes from a corporation that doesn’t maintain itself to the identical requirements it calls for of others.”

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