Army vs Shi’ites: Amnesty International’s Report Untrue – Police

Army vs Shi’ites: Amnesty International’s Report Untrue – Police

The recent report by Amnesty International regarding the use of deadly force against protesters from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has been rejected by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

It also said that security forces must be held responsible for killing 45 members of the group.

However, a statement by the spokesman of the NPF, Jimoh Moshood on Thursday in Abuja, said the allegation against the police was false.

“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to state categorically that the allegation against the police by the Amnesty International is in its entirety untrue,” he said.

Also Read: Why We Fired at Shi’ite Protesters – Nigerian Army

Moshood warned against malicious and intentional obfuscation of events in order to divert attention from the atrocities committed by the Shi’ites.

He continued, “To set the record straight, there was no report of death in any police station in the FCT from the police intervention and quelling of the disturbance of public peace and public safety.

“The Force sees the Amnesty International allegation against the police as deliberate and desperate attempt to cast aspersions on the investigation and ongoing prosecution of the arrested members of the group.”

He further reiterated the NPF would leave no stone unturned while ensuring the prevalence of law and order in the society whilst ensuring the arrested members of the IMN are given fair justice and prosecution.

He implored members of the public to disregard and discountenance the allegation by Amnesty International.

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