Army replies Amnesty International, Says "We didn’t kill 150 Biafra agitators"
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday denied a report by the Amnesty International that it killed 150 Biafra agitators.
|Army replies Amnesty International, Says "We didn’t kill 150 Biafra agitators"|
But army while reacting through its spokesperson Col. Sani Usman said Amnesty International was trying to put the country’s national security at risk.
The army said, “We wish to debunk the insinuation that our troops perpetrated the killing of defenceless agitators. This is an outright attempt to tarnish the reputation of the security forces in general and the Army in particular, for whatever inexplicable parochial reasons.
“For the umpteenth time, the Army has informed the public about the heinous intent of this non-governmental organisation (NGO), which is never relenting in dabbling into our
national security in manners that obliterate objectivity, fairness and simple logic.
“The evidence of MASSOB/IPOB violent secessionist agitations is widely known across the national and international domains.
“Their modus operandi has continued to relish violence that threatens national security. Indeed, between August 2015 and August 2016, the groups’ violent protests have manifested unimaginable atrocities to unleash the reign of peace, security and stability in several parts of the Southeast.
“A number of persons from the settler communities, who hailed from other parts of the country, were selected for attacks – killed and burnt.
“Such a reign of hate, terror and ethno-religious controversies that portend grave consequences for national security have been averted severally through the responsiveness of the Army and members of the security agencies.”