A human rights physique, Battle Decision and Human Rights in Nigeria, has accused Amnesty Worldwide of planting fictitious tales in opposition to the Nigerian army.
Recall that the Worldwide Felony Courtroom (ICC) had in a report launched on Monday, claimed that Nigerian Safety Forces (NSF) have dedicated struggle crimes in opposition to humanity.
The ICC report claimed it had obtained “a complete of 169 communications” from Nigeria and its evaluation has proven that safety forces in Nigeria have dedicated struggle crimes various from homicide, torture, and deliberately attacking the civilian inhabitants.
Nonetheless, the Army dismissed the allegations, describing it as a figment of the author’s creativeness.
Talking on the event, the physique accused the Amnesty Worldwide of planting the report back to trigger confusion in Nigeria and as properly garbage the efforts of the Nigerian army.
Onuoha G.C Esq, Government Director of the coalition at a press convention on Wednesday, dared the group to current the form of proof it claims to have earlier than the ICC in order that the world would see if they might stand as much as scrutiny.
He mentioned, “In latest days, we’ve noticed the intensification of a marketing campaign of calumny being run by international NGO, Amnesty Worldwide in opposition to the Nigerian Navy.
“The primary speaking factors of the renewed marketing campaign are: “Nigerian Navy has dedicated and is committing human proper abuses. Nigerian army is shielding terrorists.
“These are false claims which have been made repeatedly up to now to an extent that proper pondering folks have learnt to not set inventory in them. If Amnesty Worldwide has the form of proof it claims to have the pure order of issues would have been for it to current them earlier than the ICC in order that the world would see if these claims would stand as much as scrutiny.
“What’s taking part in out nevertheless is for a similar previous hogwash of launching this sort of propaganda every time the Nigerian Navy is making positive factors in opposition to Boko Haram terrorists or every other group that’s troubling the Nigerian state.
“For a number of weeks within the final quarter of this yr, Boko Haram terrorists, with some unknown internationally injected help, attacked a number of army outposts and triggered casualties in some situations but there was no whimper from Amnesty Worldwide to name for worldwide outrage in opposition to the killings.
“We advise Amnesty Worldwide to deal with what it must do, which is to make atonement in all of the international locations of the world the place it has sowed the form of discord it’s making an attempt to sow in Nigeria.
“It has been within the enterprise of mendacity in opposition to armies that stand in opposition to terrorists whereas doing every little thing to protect the terrorists from retribution. It’s no marvel that even the NGO is a sufferer of its personal evil enterprise.”