NHRC says AI’s alleged human right violation aacquirest military lack credibility
– The executive secretary of NHRC Tony Ojukwu has accused Amnesty International of its allegation against Nigerian military
– Ojukwu has described the AI’s allegation against the military as vague and lacks credibility
– He challenged the AI to always verify its claims before making such indictment that was capable of causing, havoc and apprehension among people
The executive secretary of National Human Right Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu has said the Amnesty International (AI) allegations against Nigerian Armed Forces are not credible.
Vanguard reports that AI had in its latest recalled that the AI in its latest report alleged that the Nigerian soldiers molested thousands of women and girls who escaped from Boko Haram insurgents.
It was learnt that the AI also alleged that soldiers fighting Boko Haram had killed many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.
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Ojukwu denied this claim in Adamawa while reacted while filling question during a two day workshop to Improve capacity of the military and paramilitary personnels in identifying protection of civil populace in counter insurgency operations.
He said such allegation of human rights violation by the military was a heavy indictment hat should be taken seriously if it was substantiated with facts or data to show such violations.
He challenged the AI to always verify its claims before making such indictment that was capable of causing, havoc and apprehension among people.