Buhari Media Organisation slams UK lawmakers for performing on experiences about Nigeria
A gaggle of British Parliamentarians has been accused of coming to unsuitable conclusions after performing on a skewed report on the safety state of affairs in Nigeria.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) mentioned in a press release signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that the letter the group wrote to the Secretary-Basic of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, was stuffed with lies and outright falsehood.
In response to the BMO, “the 13 members of the British Parliament who co-signed the letter are additionally members of the UK All-Celebration Parliamentary Group for Worldwide Freedom of Faith or Perception, which had a number of months in the past accused the Nigerian authorities of persecuting Christians within the nation, primarily based on a spurious petition by a self-styled Nationwide Christian Elders Discussion board.
“We’re additionally conscious of a collection of conferences between the lawmakers and people individuals, which gave rise to a report that appeared like an unfolding genocide in Nigeria.
“A few of the outright falsehood packaged by these aged however unpatriotic Nigerians to the All-Celebration Parliamentary Group have been so damaging that any outsider would assume Boko Haram was performing with authorities backing, or that there is no such thing as a freedom of worship for Christians in Nigeria.
“However we’re stunned that the Parliamentarians didn’t deem it match to simply accept the invitation prolonged to them since June this yr by the President, via its spokesman Garba Shehu, for first-hand data on the safety state of affairs, or at finest hear the federal government aspect of the story earlier than continuing to escalate the packaged lies to the Commonwealth Secretary-Basic.
“How, for example, might anybody consider that an Armed Forces headed by a Southerner could be concerned in, or authorize, ‘ethnic cleaning in riverine states’, a declare which was attributed to a former Chief of Military Workers’?
“We make daring to say that these Parliamentarians have been taken for a experience by individuals with ulterior motives whom they’ve been holding conferences with”, it added.
BMO additionally drew consideration to a current United Nation’s (UN) report on the safety and humanitarian state of affairs in North-East Nigeria to indicate that the federal government had not been inactive within the face of the safety challenges in some components of the nation.
“It’s a indisputable fact that the UN which is on the bottom within the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency not too long ago counseled the federal government, and by extension the navy, for the improved state of affairs.
“We received’t declare that the insurgents have been completely overcome however it is extremely clear that they’ve been pushed to the fringes of Lake Chad and not have the capability to carry territories because of the navy cooperation that Nigeria is getting from its allies, together with the UK which has made it simpler for aid assist to get to the remotest of areas.
“There isn’t a doubt that the Buhari administration is dedicated to addressing safety challenges and has certainly taken vital measures
“The navy has additionally been residing as much as expectations in different components of the nation the place bandits and militia teams had hitherto held sway.
“We discover it disingenuous that critics who had prior to now raised issues in locations like Southern Kaduna have been criminally silent within the face of the improved safety state of affairs”.
BMO urged people and teams which have been feeding the worldwide neighborhood with skewed data and outright falsehood for egocentric causes to show a brand new leaf.