ABUJA, (Xinhua) --
Nigerian authorities on Monday excoriated Amnesty
International (AI) for making spurious claims against the
country’s military and accused the global organization of
“fanning the ember of disunity, hate, and destabilization”
within its territory.
A statement signed
by defense spokesman Rabe Abubakar said the activities of
Amnesty International showed that the organization never meant
well for the west African country.
“This could be
corroborated by inherent lopsidedness in the AI portrayal of
Nigeria, its involvement in local politics and taking side with
terrorists and other belligerent groups to cause internal
disorder, which no country can tolerate,” the statement said.
Last week, Nigeria’s
Defense Headquarters described a recent report by the Amnesty
International, alleging death of 240 people including babies in
Borno and 177 pro-Biafran agitators, as untrue.
The government said
the report was aimed at tarnishing the good image of the
It added, “it is
disturbing and unethical of an international organization that
is supposed to steer clear of local politics and to be seen as
maintaining neutrality in its reportage of the countries it