A bunch 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) stated in a press release signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that the letter the group wrote to the Secretary-Normal of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, was crammed with lies and outright falsehood.
Based on the BMO, “the 13 members of the British Parliament who co-signed the letter are additionally members of the UK All-Get together Parliamentary Group for Worldwide Freedom of Faith or Perception, which had just a few months in the past accused the Nigerian authorities of persecuting Christians within the nation, based mostly on a spurious petition by a self-styled Nationwide Christian Elders Discussion board.
“We’re additionally conscious of a sequence of conferences between the lawmakers and people folks, which gave rise to a report that appeared like an unfolding genocide in Nigeria.
“Among the outright falsehood packaged by these aged however unpatriotic Nigerians to the All-Get together Parliamentary Group have been so damaging that any outsider would assume Boko Haram was performing with authorities backing, or that there isn’t a freedom of worship for Christians in Nigeria.
“However we’re shocked that the Parliamentarians didn’t deem it match to just accept the invitation prolonged to them since June this yr by the President, by way of its spokesman Garba Shehu, for first-hand data on the safety state of affairs, or at finest hear the federal government facet of the story earlier than continuing to escalate the packaged lies to the Commonwealth Secretary-Normal.
“How, for example, might anybody imagine 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 folks 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 point out that the federal government had not been inactive within the face of the safety challenges in some components of the nation.
“It’s a incontrovertible fact that the UN which is on the bottom within the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency not too long ago recommended the federal government, and by extension the navy, for the improved state of affairs.
“We gained’t declare that the insurgents have been completely overcome however it is rather clear that they’ve been pushed to the fringes of Lake Chad and now not have the capability to carry territories on account of the navy cooperation that Nigeria is getting from its allies, together with the UK which has made it simpler for aid help to get to the remotest of areas.
“There is no such thing as a doubt that the Buhari administration is dedicated to addressing safety challenges and has certainly taken essential 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 were feeding the worldwide group with skewed data and outright falsehood for egocentric causes to show a brand new leaf.