Stop Denigrating Buhari, Group Advises Amnesty Int’l
The Buhari Media Support Group has advised the London-based human rights group, Amnesty International, to avoid biased and unfair reporting on the Nigerian government which it said, has shown sincere commitment to human rights.
A press statement issued by the head of the BMSG in Abuja, Malam Mohammed Labbo, disagreed with the latest Amnesty International report accuseing the Buhari administration of suppressing dissent, oppression of critics, the arbitrary detention of journalists and crackdown on peaceful protests by the Bring Back Our Girls group.
Malam Labbo said such sweeping allegations against the government by Amnesty International without compelling evidence of specific cases of journalists that were detained because of their opinions and pro-Biafra members killed by security forces, is unhelpful and unfair.
He also said there was no truth whatsoever that the BBOG group and Shiite members are being oppressed or molested by security forces.
According to Labbo, the Amnesty International relied on one-sided stories to judge the government unfairly, adding that the Buhari administration has never abandoned the efforts to rescue the Chibok schoolgirls.
He said the President had granted audience to the BBOG group a number of times, and also sent representatives to address them.
The BMSG spokesman explained that it is practically impossible for the President to address the BBOG each time the group liked, regardless of his own tight schedule or convenience.