The Nigerian Army has called for Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization focused on human rights to cease all her operations and leave the country.
The allegation is that credible intelligence suggests the organization is working very hard to destabilize the nation and can no longer be tolerated.
Amnesty International has been accused of deliberately fabricating fictitious stories and fake news against the Nigerian security forces, in order to sabotage the country’s unity. This was made known by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who’s the army spokesman.
“Consequently, Nigerians should be wary of Amnesty International (Nigeria) because it’s goals are to destabilise Nigeria and to dismember it.
The spokesman, Usman, has also said that amnesty international was engaged in clandestine operations and had sponsored many groups to protest against the government.
“They have tried over the years using Boko Haram terrorists conflicts, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, some activists and now herders-farmers conflicts”, the statement added.
He also said AI was also behind the bogus allegations of human rights abuses by the Nigerian army.
Meanwhile, the coalition of Civil Society Organisations (Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Enough is Enough, and BudgIT) had called for the probing of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
“The NGO is at the verge of releasing yet another concocted report against the military, ostensibly against the Nigerian Army.
He has to account for the funding of the war against terrorism and the Fulani herdsmen menace that has ravaged the country.
It was alleged the army had not made tangible achievements in the fight against terrorism and insurgency to account for the huge funding it received from the government.
Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, however, maintained that some of the allocated funds had not yet reached the army and there was nothing to worry about.
The army spokesman said that the AI organization had abandoned its core values, principles and objectives of its parent body in the UK.
“The Nigerian Army has no option than to call for the closure of Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, if such recklessness continues.”
No reaction from the Amnesty international organization as at the time of this report.