- Some protesters took the streets of Abuja on Monday, February 11
- The protesters were at the office of the Amnesty International over the organisation's alleged involvement in the destabilisation of Nigeria
- According to the protesters, some organisations are nothing but agents of some foreign countries that do not want the progress of Nigeria
For the second day on a roll, some Nigerians on Tuesday, February 11, took to the streets of Abuja to protest the presence of Iranian and the activities of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites.
The protesters in their scores also besieged the office of the Amnesty International (AI), Abuja while demanding the expulsion of Iranians in Nigeria and Amnesty International for their alleged involvement in destabilising the country.
The protesters led by the convener of the Concerned Citizens Coalition (CCC), Mohammed Shuaibu, said it is time for AI to leave as it has overtime acted against the nation's interest.
The protesters carried various placards and banners with different inscriptions on them.
Shuaibu alleged that the international organisation entered a strategic pact with the Iranian government to provide protection for IMN and other militant groups operating in the country.
He called on security agencies to act fast as Nigerians would hold it responsible should there be a resurgence of violent and criminal activities in the country.
Shuaibu speaking at the AI's Abuja office said: "We are gathered here in accordance with this mandate to protect the interest of Nigeria against those individuals and organizations that are conspiring to truncate our nascent democracy and ultimately set Nigeria on the path of disintegration."
He said some organizations in Nigeria are acting against the nation's interest by masquerading under acclaimed international organizations working in the interest of the enthronement of peace while in truth, they are nothing but agents some foreign countries that do not want the progress of Nigeria.
"We boldly wish to state that Amnesty International (AI) and its operations in Nigeria have indeed been a source of concerned for most Nigerians in the sense that they have constituted themselves as clogs in the wheels of progress in Nigeria through their often unsubstantiated reports and releases tuned to set Nigeria on the path of disintegration," Shuaibu continued.
"That Amnesty International has continued to remain in Nigeria is a great disservice to us as a people and as a country due to the multiple pieces of evidence that indicate that it is indeed working for vested interest and, as such, lost its credibility in all ramifications," he said.
Also, in a tweet, the international organisation, in reaction to the protest at its Abuja office said the protesters arrived at the premises in large buses from the outskirts of Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that AI, in reaction to a similar protest on its facility on August 9, said no form of protest against it will stop the organisation from speaking up on human rights abuse in the country.
Speaking on the anti-RevolutionNow protest that has been staged in its office in Abuja, the chairman of the board of Amnesty International, Auwal Musa, said the organisation will not stop exposing human rights violations, perpetrating violence and corrupt practices.
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