A human rights organisation under the aegis of Conference of Nigeria Civil Society for Peace, Human Rights and National Unity has faulted the 2020 reports of Amnesty International alleging enormities and rights violation by the military troops in the North East.
The group said in the Amnesty’s reports, there is a show of sympathy to terrorists and demanded full investigation into the allegations by the International Criminal Court.
Finding fault in the reports, the civil society gave the international agency a 7-day notice to vacate Nigeria or face its wrath.
The organisation issued the quit notice in a statement by its national coordinator, Prof. Wole Ajayi, and national secretary, Festus Nwankwo.
It also told the Nigerian military authorities to continue their war against terrorists with a view to securing the country.
Amnesty in its 2020 report titled, ‘My heart is in pain: Older people’s experience of conflict, displacement, and detention in North-East Nigeria’, had accused the Nigerian troops of committing human rights violation as well as high-level atrocities in its battle against terrorists in the North East.
In contrary, the CSO said the report of Amnesty resulting in ICC’s pronouncement was a “deliberate falsehood aimed at demoralising the frontline troops so that their ally the Boko Haram would eventually win their war against the Nigerian state.”
The statement read in part, “Nothing can be further from the truth like these sponsored allegations. We wish to condemned the report in its entirety. We pass a vote of confidence on our gallant troops fighting in the North East and other parts of the country.
“Our hospitality has been abused and there is a need for urgent action before we lose our country. Consequently, we wish to give Amnesty International seven days to vacate Nigeria shore, failure to do so will attract severe consequence.”