The presidency has reacted to claim by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) that President Muhammadu Buhari was witch-hunting opposition with the EFCC.
HURIWA had on Wednesday condemned Buhari for allegedly using security agencies and the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory to demolish a section of African Independent Television (AIT) building in Abuja.
HURIWA warned that Nigeria would be worse off if Buhari was allowed to run his purported tyrannical government.
The group called on Nigerians to resist all forms of tyranny by the Buhari government.
Reacting in a post on Twitter, Presidential aide Lauretta Onochie described HURIWA’s claim as blackmail.
He wrote: “The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has claimed that Pres. @MBuhari was using security agencies, especially EFCC, to witch-hunt members of the opposition.
“Me: This is nothing short of blackmail. @officialEFCC must BRAVELY and COURAGEOUSLY Arrest all looters.”