NNSG condemns Amnesty International report on Nigerian Armed Forces
THE Executive Secretary, Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG), Mr. Tony I. Uranta has described the Amnesty International’s report on the Nigerian Military’s fight against Boko Haram fundamental extremists, as an attempt to deploy cheap and not-so-subtle blackmail to stampede President Muhammadu Buhari into turning against his own military.
He also dismissed the report as an attempt to so stir discontent within the ranks of the Nigerian military and thus fast track the long-obvious agenda of certain Western powers to jeopardise the war against terrorism as prelude to expediting nationwide system collapse.
Addressing the media in Lagos on Sunday, Uranta said the Amnesty International report is mainly a compilation of unsubstantiated allegations, accentuated by dubious visuals of highly-suspect activities that most Nigerians had long written off as likely ‘false flag’ operations.
“Whilst we join President Buhari in saying every allegation of impropriety, made against any agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, must be looked into, we strongly deplore the uncivil language and tone of the amnesty report, which is irritatingly devoid of any diplomacy, civility and respect, even as it seeks to dictate conclusions to Mr. President, even before his independent investigations are commenced.”
He said even as the Amnesty International dares to command the government by saying it ‘must’ do certain things! This is utter rubbish that cannot be tolerated by any Sovereign nation worth its name “and we are sure that President Buhari, who himself is a seasoned military general and politician will never allow any foreign power, multilateral agency, multinational corporate organisation to command him or Nigeria to do anything just to suit their devious non-altruistic agenda.”
Wondering if the Nigerian military is not itself exacerbating its operational challenges by simultaneously opening up a theatre within the Niger Delta, ostensibly to curb the nefarious acts of piracy and oil theft in that region, Uranta said that the NNSG recognises that the insecurity challenges of the North Eastern zone of Nigeria cannot stop the security agencies and the military, from ensuring that the rest of the country is secured and peaceful.
He said Nigerians must realise the fact that the valiant Nigerian troops were our only buffer against Boko Haram’s seemingly-unstoppable surge southwards, even when they lacked the commensurate equipment to holistically do so, because our traditional ‘allies’ like the US, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and others chose not to help Nigeria in her hour of need.