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Amnesty International Sides With Terrorists, Get Paid To Legitimize The Cause Of Violence In Nigeria – Presidency

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Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity has hit back at Amnesty International for the ‘NGO’s latest claim that the Federal Government is harassing its critics and other militias.

The Presidency in response through Garba Shehu debunks the claim, says it regrets that they (Amnesty International) “have decided to side with terrorists, before the liberty of those they injure, displace and murder’’.

In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Garba Shehu dismissed the allegation, saying the government will continue to fight terrorism with all the means at its disposal, no matter the criticism it faces for doing so.

Other parts of the statement read:

“Amnesty International’s latest salvo at Nigeria is but more of the same. Speaking the language of universal human rights, Amnesty International deploys it only in defence – even outright promotion – of those that violently oppose the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

“Parroting the line of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, a proscribed terror organisation, they work to legitimise its cause to Western audiences. This puts them in bad company. Controversial American lobbyists are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to do the same, laundering IPOB’s reputation in Washington DC. IPOB murder Nigerian citizens. They kill police officers and military personnel and set government property on fire.”

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