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Nigerian Army Threatens To Close Down Amnesty International In Nigeria

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Nigerian Army Alleges Amnesty International Is Planning To Destabilize The Country

The Nigerian Army has said it may be forced to close down the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging there is credible evidence the organisation is working hard to destabilize the country.

This comes three days after Naija News reported the army accused UNICEF of aiding terrorism in the North-east and suspended its activities till further notice before it took back its suspension and explained that the army changed its decision after the intervention of “concerned Nigerians.”

The army spokesman, Sani Usman, in a Facebook post as obtained by Naija News, said that Amnesty International’s alleged attempt to destabilize the nation was noted through the fabrication of ‘fictitious’ allegations of human rights abuses against the Nigerian security forces.

It also accused the international body of clandestine sponsorship of dissedent groups.

The statement released says:

“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.”

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