In a joint statement signed by representatives of CSOs including former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Chidi Odinkalu, the groups noted that acts of hostility against independent journalists and public commentators were becoming more regular by the day.
Spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, John Enenche said the warning by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, was a caution to officers to remain professional in their conducts.
Although the Nigerian government has denied it, reliable military intelligence sources told icirnigeria.org that 80 Boko Haram fighters and five commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls released by the insurgency group last week.
A coalition of 40 civil society organizations has condemned the recent protest against the international human rights group, Amnesty International, AI, in Abuja, by people the coalition described as a “group of rented crowd.”
The Nigerian Military has issued a stern warning to the Amnesty International, AI, and it affiliates to desist from meddling into security issues in the country, adding that the organisation was a threat to democracy in the country.
The Amnesty International on Wednesday released its annual report on Nigeria in which it disclosed that the activities of Boko Haram terrorists group in the North East have so far affected 14.8 million people in the region.
Following the accidental bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Rann community in Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, a total of 234 people who were killed in the incident have been buried.
By Dayo Aiyetan The bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp in Rann, Borno State on Tuesday was the second such error in less than two weeks by the…
The controversies thrown up by the Amnesty International, AI, report released on Thursday is yet to die down.
The international human rights group had alleged in the report that the Nigerian Army killed no fewer than 150 members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, during various protests by the group between August 2015 and August 2016.
The Nigerian military authorities have explained the incident that led to the death of Muhammad Abu-Ali, a lieutenant colonel ,and two other senior officers who were killed in Boko Haram ambushes.