Amnesty International Blackmailing Nigerian Army And Supporting Terrorists

His accusations that Amnesty International’s actions deliberately supported terrorists in the country when he said, “it is clear that Amnesty International (AI) becomes more active in presenting distractive allegations whenever the terrorists are losing ground in the battle.”Nigerian Director of Defense Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, has accused Amnesty International of attempting to blackmail the Nigerian government and military during his official response to a report published by Amnesty International detailing egregious human rights abuses by the Nigerian military.

The report implored the new Nigerian government under President Buhari to investigate military officials for the deaths of more than 8,000 people by murder, starvation, suffocation, and torture.

Olukolade issued a press release today responding to Amnesty International’s comprehensive report accusing the international human rights organization of supporting the actions of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and trying to blackmail Nigerian officials.

The Major General said, “the loud publicity given to these damning allegations suggests an intention to blackmail the military and particular senior officers rather than a sincere advise to the government.”

Olukolade called the report a calculated attempt to destroy the reputation and image of the Nigerian military. He also claimed that Amnesty International is trying to distract the public from the narrative of Boko Haram’s dwindling power.

His accusations that Amnesty International’s actions deliberately supported terrorists in the country when he said, “it is clear that Amnesty International (AI) becomes more active in presenting distractive allegations whenever the terrorists are losing ground in the battle.”

The Nigerian military, which terrorized the country for decades, has continuously had criticism lodged against it for human rights abuses, corruption, extrajudicial murders, and torture by local and international human rights organizations.

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