DHQ Again Dismisses Fresh Amnesty Human Rights Abuse Allegations

troopsThe Defense Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday dismissed fresh allegations of human rights abuse leveled against troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East of the country.
The Defense spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, in a statement on Saturday, said the report credited to an official of Amnesty International that troops were involved in torture in the North-East has been refuted.
Colonel Abubakar stated that: “It is pertinent to state here that the allegations have been convincingly refuted and proven to be an orchestrated conspiracy against the Nigerian Armed Forces”.
“The DHQ also wishes to once again remind the Nigerian public and the international community that the Nigerian military is a professional organisation with track record of achievements in peacekeeping operations and therefore shares no comparison with rag-tag band of terrorists whatsoever”, he added.
Abubakar said the military is constitutionally empowered to secure Nigeria from any form of insecurity, adding “It is unfair for Amnesty International and any other group to accuse the Nigerian military of human rights abuse based on cropped images used by the country’s enemies and detractors to achieve their purpose”.
Colonel Abubakar declared that: “The Nigerian military under the new dawn will never humiliate or harass any law abiding citizen, and would remain focused to end terrorism soon”.

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