Wednesday 26th July, 2017
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FG urged to expel Amnesty International from Nigeria

FG urged to expel Amnesty International from Nigeria

The federal govern­ment has been urged to expel Amnesty International from Nigeria over what it termed as the repeated attempts to un­dermine Nigeria’s security architecture to the advan­tage of terrorists that have been attacking the country.
The call was made on Sunday by a human rights advocacy group, Save Hu­manity Advocacy Centre.
The group also issued Amnesty International a seven-day ultimatum to immediately leave Nigeria, saying Nigerians have had enough of their “absurdity and evil machinations”
Addressing a press con­ference in Abuja yesterday, the Executive Secretary of the group, Comrade Ibra­him Abubakar, said failure by amnesty to leave the country after the seven days, Nigerians will be forced to hit the street in a protest to compel the gov­ernment to expel the inter­national organization from Nigeria.
He said: “To this end, we are opening a register of protests in our office to collect the signatures of Nigerians, who are re­sentful to the destructive activities of Amnesty In­ternational as well as their dubious reports of hate and espionage on Nigerian soil. And failure of Amnesty In­ternational to respond to this plea as stipulated, they would incur the wrath of Nigerians, who would have no option than to occupy their offices in the country, until government compels Amnesty International to leave the country.”
Abubakar said that those who pose obstacles to hin­der Nigeria’s success must not be tolerated, adding that security matters are accorded national priority and handled with all seri­ousness and priority.

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