- The coalition of civil society groups against terrorism in Nigeria has threatened to force Amnesty Intentional out of the country
- The coalition noted that the group is making false allegations against the military
- Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji said Amnesty International can not continually undermine national security of the country
The coalition of civil society groups against terrorism in Nigeria have asked International right group, Amnesty International (AI) to quit its operation in the county or face a possible mass action by the Nigerian.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the group describes the amnesty operation as “covert and clandestine operations of the AI meant to undermine Nigeria’s National security and foreign policies, through deliberate inciting and false allegations against the Nigerian Military.”
NAIJ.com gathered that convener of the group, comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji said “We have observed that AI activities in Nigeria are undoubtedly covert and clandestine operations meant to undermine our security and foreign policies, by deliberately, inciting and making false allegations against our Military, especially the Nigerian Army.
“Whereas, we have gathered from close monitoring that this covert operatives of AI are also working with some local collaborators who are politically exposed including a former Nigerian president, who is hell bent on bringing down the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for selfish and self serving reasons.
“The AI through many of its actions in Nigeria, especially it frequently released reports, have constituted itself as an agency, that embolden the activities of terror groups such as Boko Haram by continuously portraying the Nigerian security agencies as the aggressors.
“We wish to emphatically state that Nigerians have had enough of the absurdities and campaign of calumny by the Amnesty International and therefore demand, that it quits its operations in Nigeria, with immediate effect, as we can no longer allow such self serving organisation like AI, to continually undermine our National security, at the detriment of the lives and properties, of our innocent citizens.
“Having constituted itself as a clog in the wheel of progress of our gallant security forces, who have continued to give their best, including sacrificing their lives, for our protection and that of our territorial integrity, we wish to state, that we shall no longer tolerate these deliberate acts of sabotage and compromise of national security by the Amnesty International.”
Odeyemi further said that failure of Amnesty International to quit Nigeria, as demanded by the group, would leave the Coalition, with no other option than to employ any legitimate means, to force Amnesty International out of the country.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the coalition of civil society groups against terrorism in Nigeria accused international rights organization, amnesty international of what it described as its judgmental reports on the security situation in the troubled North eastern part of the country.
According to a statement issued jointly signed by its convener and registrar, comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji and Atani John respectively, “Nigerian security forces ignored warnings about Boko Haram attack on Dapchi” as totally undeserving and a joke taken too far by Amnesty International, at the expense of Nigeria’s internal security and sovereignty. “
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