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Protesters protest with red coffin, say AI must quit Nigeria

The protest against Amnesty International, AI, which has continued for three days now has taken a new dimension with the protesters displaying a red coffin bearing an inscription, ‘RIP’ in front of the Amnesty international organisation’s Abuja office, insisting that the Amnesty International must leave Nigeria.

The relentless protesters on Wednesday again stormed the organisation’s office, condemning the recent report by Amnesty International where it alleged human rights abuses by Nigeria’s security agencies.

However, Wednesday’s protest took a different dimension as the protesters appeared with a coffin in front of the amnesty international’s office bearing the inscription, “RIP Amnesty International.”

The protesters

Addressing the protest in front of the AI’s office, the executive Director of Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative ( GOPRI), Melvin Ejeh said amnesty has until 12 midnight today to vacate Nigeria, adding that beginning from Thursday, legal actions will be taken against the organisation.

He described as laughable recent report by Amnesty International that it doesn’t recognize or react to NGOs not registered with it as the height of AI’s penchant for trivialities and a fact that the international NGO does not believe in what it preaches.

Ejeh challenged Amnesty International to disclose its affiliation with Boko Haram for the world to know when and where it registered Boko Haram that the killers have become their partners.

According to him, his organization will not be cowed by name calling by Amnesty International or its affiliates in Nigeria who derive pleasure in the killings of Nigerians by Boko Haram but Would continue to hold its sit-in until every force fighting the Nigerian people is demolished and demobilized.

It would be recalled that over a thousand Nigerians had since Monday besieged the Amnesty International office insisting that they will occupy the office until the organisation quits Nigeria.

 


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