Army Seeks Closure Of Amnesty International Offices In Nigeria
The Nigerian Army is calling for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, after claiming that there is credible evidence the organisation is working hard to destabilise the country.
The Nigerian branch of Amnesty International that has hitherto been well respected has deviated from the core values, principles and objectives of the original Amnesty International domiciled in the United Kingdom.https://t.co/4xKPMeJljc pic.twitter.com/JBeqpoDPCK
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) December 17, 2018
In a statement issued on Monday, December 17, by the Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Army alleged that the organisation’s attempt to destabilise the nation was noted through fabrication of fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses against the Nigerian security forces.
Read full statement below:
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (NIGERIA) IS WORKING HARD TO DESTABILISE NIGERIA
The Nigerian branch of Amnesty International that has hitherto been well respected has deviated from the core values, principles and objectives of the original Amnesty International domiciled in the United Kingdom. There is credible information that the Nigerian branch of the International Non-governmental Organisation is determined to destabilise the Nigerian nation.
This is noted through fabrication of fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses against the Nigerian security forces and clandestine sponsorship of dissedent groups to protest, as well as unfounded allegations against the leadership of the Nigerian military. They have tried over the years using Boko Haram terrorists conflicts, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, some activists and now herders-farmers conflicts.
The NGO is at the verge of releasing yet another concorted report against the military, ostensibly against the Nigerian Army. Consequently, Nigerians should be wary of Amnesty International (Nigeria) because it’s goals are to destabilise Nigeia and to dismember it. The Nigerian Army has no option than to call for the closure of Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, if such recklessness continues.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind information.
SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN
Director Army Public Relations
17th December 2018