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Shiite Clash: Rights Group Faults Amnesty International’s Report

By Micheal Oche
A human rights group, Centre for  Social Justice. Equity andTransparency (CESJET) has faulted the report of Amnesty International (AI) on the army, Shiite clash, describing it as gross misrepresentation of facts and an attempt to incite sectarian crisis which could snowball into a full blown conflict.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, CESJET executive secretary, Ikpa Isaac who condemned the amnesty report, also called on security agencies to investigate the Country Director of Amnesty International, Mohammed .K. Ibrahim, the Kano State- born, but Zaria educated  erstwhile career diplomat who was an official of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and a diplomat in Libya to determine if he has affiliations to Islamic fundamentalism.

The group said the investigation becomes  necessary because Amnesty International has always taken harsh stands against the Nigerian state, while appearing to support fundamentalist group like Boko Haram and now the Shiite group.

He said Nigerians must all unite to demand that Amnesty International’s intrusion in Nigeria’s affairs stop forthwith.

According to Isaac, the Amnesty International’s report titled, “Unearthing the Truth: Unlawful Killings and Mass Cover-Up in Zaria” is another futile attempt to divert attention from the many atrocities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) which Amnesty International has fruitlessly attempted to defend in the past.

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