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Dapchi Kidnap: CSOs accuses Amnesty Int’l of undermining Nigeria’s sovereignty



By Kelechukwu Iruoma

The Coalition of Civil Society Teams towards Terrorism in Nigeria has known as on worldwide rights group, Amnesty Worldwide, to desist from what it described as its judgmental experiences on the safety state of affairs within the troubled North jap a part of the nation.

The group in an announcement issued as we speak in Lagos and collectively signed by its Convener and Registrar, Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji and Atani John respectively, described the current assertion credited to the Proper Group, the place it mentioned “Nigerian Safety Forces ignored warnings about Boko Haram assault on Dapchi” as completely undeserving and a joke taken too far by Amnesty Worldwide, on the expense of Nigeria’s Inside Safety and sovereignty.

The assertion additional mentioned the group is more and more frightened in regards to the precise motive of AI, and it’s persistent criticism of the Nigerian safety forces, who’ve spent the previous few years, working by excessive circumstances in direction of making certain that the Boko Haram insurgency and all different types of insurgency within the Nation is dropped at a halt.

“We would like Nigerians and the Worldwide group to know that AI is on a clear-cut mission of sabotaging our nation’s safety by tactically utilizing its many and chronic frivolous experiences to demean the trouble of our armed forces and ostensibly ginger the Boko Haram terrorists, who once more have started tormenting the North East area of the nation by their remoted assaults on tender targets, together with the current callous abduction of 110 College women in Dapchi, Yobe State, the assertion mentioned.

“Now we have additionally famous that anytime the Boko Haram insurgents are dealt severe blows by our gallant forces, the AI is straight away out with one type of accusation or the opposite, towards our armed forces.This typically time outcomes, in a heightened tempo of terrorism within the the North East, as we see the position of Amnesty Worldwide, as such that offers commendation and undeserved safety, to those legal gangs, terrorising our individuals.”

The group additional mentioned the most recent report by AI accusing Nigerian Safety Forces of ignoring warnings about an impending invasion of Dapchi, is seemingly fabricated, lacks substance and shouldn’t be taken severe by Nigerians and anybody in any respect.

“Nigerians and the worldwide group have to know that it has turn out to be the norm for Amnesty Worldwide to disregard fundamental requirements of consulting essential stakeholders, notably the management of the varied safety companies, to be able to confirm the veracity of its quite a few accusations towards them, however will reasonably rush to the general public with unverified, beer parlour gossips and poorly cooked up tissue of lies to defame the integrity of safety establishments within the nation.”

“From all indications, It’s changing into clear that AI is testing the persistence of Nigerians by this inordinate interference in our inner safety issues. They can not proceed to demoralize our gallant women and men, who’ve devoted their lives, to the safety of our lives and the territorial integrity of our Nation. That is unacceptable.”

Whereas urging Nigerians to ignore the AI’s newest report on the Dapchi College women abduction, the group urged the Nigerian Safety companies, notably the Nigerian Military, to not be distracted by the report like many different which have emanated from AI, because it additionally known as on the United Nations and the worldwide group, to name the AI to order, particularly in its works, because it impacts the interior safety matter and sovereignty of Nigeria.


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‘Carry Again Our Women’ blames govt failures for Dapchi kidnap



The Carry Again Our Women group on Tuesday accused the Nigerian authorities of “incompetence and carelessness” for the seizure of 110 women by Boko Haram from their hostel within the restive northeast.

Prsident Buhari and Dapchi college women

The motion has been on the forefront of a marketing campaign to free the 276 Chibok women seized in a similar way in April 2014.

It gave the federal government a seven-day deadline to free the remaining 112 Chibok women and the 110 seized in Dapchi final month, or else face a lawsuit on the grounds of legal negligence.

“How terribly embarrassing it’s that inside 4 years for the reason that abduction of 276 Chibok women in April 2014 our nation is once more within the information for tragic causes,” the group stated in an announcement.

“The kidnapping of 110 Secondary college women of Authorities Women Science and Technical Secondary College, Dapchi in Yobe State on February 19, 2018 is the worst type of a deja vu that our motion might have ever imagined at the moment in our practically four-year-old advocacy.”

The group stated it was “infuriated… (by) the blunders that led to this newest abduction.”

Blaming the kidnap on the “incompetence and carelessness of our authorities,” the group urged the authorities to do every part doable to free the women.

“Our motion – #BringBackOurGirls – hereby points a 7-day (one-week) discover to the federal authorities to with out additional delay BRING BACK our 112 #ChibokGirls and 110 #DapchiGirls,” it stated.

“Failure by the federal authorities to behave instantly shall necessitate our authorized actions for its legal negligence that led to the current abduction of our 110 DapchiGirls,” it added.

The ultimatum got here a day after President Muhammadu Buhari stated his authorities had “chosen negotiation” relatively than army drive free the women.

“We are attempting to watch out. It’s higher to get our daughters again alive,” Buhari’s workplace stated in a press launch after assembly US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on official go to in Abuja.

Whereas a few of the Chibok women had beforehand been freed by way of negotiation and a few of them have been freed in a prisoner swap, 112 are nonetheless in captivity.

The April 2014 audacious abduction of the Chibok women sparked world outrage and attracted consideration to the Boko Haram insurgency.

The jihadist rebellion has claimed some 20,000 lives and compelled at the least 2.6 million to flee their homeless since 2009.


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