Amnesty International replies NGO which threatened them to leave Nigeria over Lekki shooting report

Human rights group, Amnesty International Nigeria has replied an NGO which threatened them with the destruction of properties if they do not leave Nigeria.

The NGO identified as Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CASLER) had gave Amnesty International, a seven-day ultimatum to leave Nigeria or face massive destruction of their offices in Abuja and Lagos following Amnesty International’s report on the Lekki Toll Gate shootings which says 12 people were killed in the October 20 shooting while the Lagos state government says only two persons were killed in the incident.

Reacting to CASLER’s threat, Amnesty International Nigeria said “similar faceless groups” had “invaded” their office and given them an ultimatum to leave Nigeria.

The group added, “Malicious threats will not deter us from continuing to speak against human rights violations and abuses by state and non-state actors.”

 

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