Obama Withdraws Military Assistance To Nigeria Over Baga, Human Rights Violations

embassy-photoThe United States Government has reportedly withdrawn military assistance to Nigeria citing various human rights violations by Nigerian security forces; particularly the military, which is presently embroiled in a controversy over the loss of civilian lives and destruction of property in Baga town, Borno State during a clash with members of the Boko Haram sect.

According to a report by THE WILL, the US Government’s stance was made known in a private meeting in Abuja Thursday, by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Terence P. McCulley with about ten members of the human rights community in Nigeria.

He  said the move was in accordance with an existing law that bars the United States from offering military assistance to any government that violates basic rights of citizens.

He said the Obama-led administration has therefore ceased to assist Nigeria militarily in obedience to the law.

The US supports the Nigerian military and security agencies with capacity building, intelligence and weapons.

Some of the activists at the meeting include Mr. Clement Nwankwo, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko of the Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria; Kole Shettima of the MacArthur Foundation and Auwal Rafsanjani, an Executive Director at Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) among others.

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  • Rubbish! Pls Nigerian military, I earnestly ask you people not to be demoralized, but to rather intensify you onslaught until these mentally deranged enemies of mankind are completely annihilated together with those that harbour them in their communities anywhere in Nigeria. period!

  • Good one dere by my motherland “USA”. nigerians are useless. The people are running from bokoharam, de army instead of protecting are killing them. Who is bokoharam? Who is de nigerian army?? Is dey goal not one, ie to destroy citizens??? Abeg make una commot hand and stop spoiling ur image

    • Sorry for you ,so they should live boko haram to finish the country is that what you should talk ,you said our solder are killing what do you want them to do .because boko haram matter is not affect you that is why you are talking any how . I I don’t blame our solder they should continue their work ,if obama want to asist our country he should go herhead.thanks god bless nigeria

  • These fuel suckers{USA}. if u have fuel u r at d mercy of their evil plan.they will plan nd initiate a crisis in ur country by using d bad eggs in ur midst nd then set in, in d name peacekeeping, afterwhich they will fulfill d mission i.e “fuel sucking”. so nigerians should awake their senses, 4get their differences, b wise, unite themselves nd remain one nation 4ever.

  • These fuel suckers{USA}. if u have fuel u r at d mercy of their evil plan.they will plan nd initiate a crisis in ur country by using d bad eggs in ur midst nd then set in, in d name of peacekeeping, afterwhich they will fulfill d mission i.e “fuel sucking”. so nigerians should awake their senses, 4get their differences, b wise, unite themselves nd remain one nation 4ever.

  • These fuel suckers{USA}. if u have fuel u r at d mercy of their evil plan.they will plan nd initiate a crisis in ur country by using d bad eggs in ur midst nd then set in, in d name of peacekeeping, afterwhich they will fulfill d mission i.e “fuel sucking”. so nigerians should awake their senses, 4get their differences, b wise, unite themselves nd remain one nation 4ever..

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