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Nigeria vs Amnesty International?

Posted by Charles Clerck (Admin) Dec 18, 2018

A spokesperson for the President said on Monday that the country was "concerned" about Amnesty International's activities and one stage briefly banned Unicef over claims that it was training "spies" who were sympathetic to Boko Haram.

The story was widely reported on outlets such as Yahoo, News 24 and The Guardian.

UPDATE 18 December - Both Al Jazeera and The Guardian  has followed up on this story.

This post was edited on Dec 19, 2018 by Charles Clerck

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Comments (5)

Osu says... Dec 18, 2018
I think the case is now resolved and amnesty is back to work
Charles Clerck says... Dec 19, 2018

You are right Osu, as the article then goes on to state "It retracted the ban within hours following an "intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians," according to an army spokesman".

It makes you wonder how incidents like this begin, what was the catalyst that started the whole saga off and how did it lead all the way to the President's Office? Unfortunately the press never explain the what and the why?

Osu, it appears the story is not yet over - see updated links in main blog

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Osu says... Dec 21, 2018
Well I am not surprised by what is presented in the updated blog. Human rights abuse is rampant among our military officers and they are only trying to do damage control by countering amensty international with accusations. I am certain the military are trying to cover their dirty deeds.
Michael Odimayo says... Jan 2, 2019

The war on Nigeria by the Boko Haram sect is a gorilla war and the activities of the Amnesty  International is distracting the Nigerian army, resulting in the death of many innocent Nigerians.  I don't think they are fair on Nigerian army. We are loosing many of our soldiers  and innocent Nigerians alike. 

Osu says... Jan 3, 2019

Hi Michael, It would be interesting to know how humanitarian activities is a distraction to the Nigerian Army and leading to the death of innocent Nigerian.

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