Amnesty International plotting to destabilise Nigeria, Army raises alarm

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The Nigerian Army has warned that Amnesty International may be sacked from Nigeria following alleged plan to destabilise the country.

The Nigerian Army gave the warning on Monday in a statement issued by the Director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Ani Kukasheka Usman.

The efforts of the non-governmental organisation in that regard, the Nigerian Army said, was in the fabrication of fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses against the Nigerian security forces.

It also accused the organisation of clandestine sponsorship of dissident groups to protest.

It said the organisation had been guilty of unfounded allegations against the leadership of the Nigerian military.

It also stated that the organisation was at the verge of releasing another alleged fabricated report ostensibly against the Nigerian Army.

The Nigerian Army warned Nigerian to be wary of Amnesty International (Nigeria), claiming that it had the intention of destabilising the country.

It would be recalled that there had been disagreements between the Nigerian Army and Amnesty International over alleged human rights violations on different occasions.

The statement reads:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (NIGERIA) IS WORKING HARD TO DESTABILISE NIGERIA

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 dissident 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 concocted report against the military, ostensibly against the Nigerian Army. Consequently, Nigerians should be wary of Amnesty International (Nigeria) because its goals are to destabilise Nigeria 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.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind information.

SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

17th December 2018