The Presidency has reacted to Amnesty International’s report on Nigeria, just after the Nigerian army on Monday morning accused Amnesty International of plotting to destabilise the country.
Amnesty International in its report titled “Harvest of Death: Three Years of Bloody Clashes Between Farmers and Herders”, revealed how government negligence has worsened the farmers, herders conflict which has caused over 3,000 deaths in the past three years.
In a statement released on behalf of the Presidency by Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated that the federal government is increasingly concerned about the role that Amnesty International is playing in the war against terror in Nigeria.
“While President Muhammadu Buhari cherishes and encourages the noble ideals on which institutions like Amnesty International are founded, the organisation’s operations in Nigeria seem geared towards damaging the morale of the Nigerian military.
“It often appears as if the Nigerian government is fighting two wars on terror: against Boko Haram and against Amnesty International.
“The obvious bias and inaccuracies in Amnesty International’s recent country reports on Nigeria risk Amnesty’s reputation as an impartial international organisation.
“President Buhari appeals to the leadership of Amnesty International to scrutinise its advocacy in Nigeria, especially as it relates to the war against terrorism” the statement read.