Amnesty International has been accused by the Defence Headquarters of working for dreaded terrorist groups, Boko Haram and ISWAP.
The accusation follows a
recent report released by Amnesty
International (AI) on activities of the Nigerian
army in the North-East region.
In the report, Amnesty International alleged that
troops of the Nigerian army razed
down villages and unlawfully detained locals
in a rescue operation
However, in its response, the Defence Headquarters said Amnesty International was deliberately supporting the acts of terrorism perpetrated against Nigeria by the Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African State (ISWAP) terror groups.
Headquarters’ Acting Director Defence
Information, Brigadier General Onyema
Nwachukwu, in a statement said the non-governmental
organization were accused of undermining
Nigeria’s Military campaign against terrorism
in the North East.