A civil society group, Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GPLRI) on Monday protested against the numerous and fallacious reports of the Amnesty International which they claim is a threat to nation building.
The Protesters came out in mass and converged on the Unity Fountain, opposite the Millennium Park as early as 8am and commenced a peaceful protest before proceeding to 10A Usma Street Maitama Abuja office of the Amnesty International in Nigeria.
The protest came to a climax with the Executive Director of the group, Comrade Melvin Ejeh addressing members of the public who came out in solidarity and joined the protest.
Ejeh in his speech maintained that Amnesty International is fast becoming an aligned organisation misleading members of the public with erroneous information and publications.
He called on Amnesty International to vacate the country within 24 hours. In his words:
"Nigerians are tired of the incessant fabricated reports of Amnesty International. An international body that is supposed to be well respected around the world has condescend so low to become an appendage of evil mischief makers. We have come to occupy and we are not leaving here until you pack your belongings. Nigerians are tired of your lies".
The protesters chanted and sang solidarity songs in support of his speech and blocked the main entrance of the building refusing to leave the premises. Staff at the Amnesty Office were seen peeping from the window but were scared to come out and address the protesters.
It took the timely intervention of heavily armed police personnel who pleaded with the protesters to take their leave. The protesters later agreed to the demand of the security operative but adjourned the protest till tomorrow morning when they promised to return.
It should be recalled that Amnesty International recently released some fabricated reports against the Nigeria Army, the Fulani killings with a seeming furtive support of the crushed Boko Haram insurgents.