Amnesty International comes to Nigeria
Popular human right champions Amnesty International have opened an office in Nigeria.
The NGO, which was founded in 1961, is in Nigeria to investigate human right violations such as oil pollution and forced evictions.
The office’s director, M.K. Ibrahim, revealed that the Nigerian government personally invited AI into the country after its report suggested members of the Nigerian Army committed war crimes.
Ibrahim said: “From the relatives of the thousands killed and missing in northeast Nigeria to the thousands of villagers in the Niger Delta who cannot plant crops or drink clean water because of oil pollution, Amnesty International will stand in solidarity with all the people in Nigeria who face human rights violations and abuses.”