#Dapchigirls: Army Reacts To Amnesty’s Allegations
You probably have heard that Amnesty International accused Nigeria’s security forces – Army and Police – of knowing about a Boko Haram attack that led to kidnap of 110 school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State, but did nothing to prevent it.
But Nigerian Army has denied any claims of foreknowledge on the abduction of the schoolgirls and described Amnesty’s indictment as “outright falsehood and misleading’’.
“It is pertinent to state that most of their narratives are outright falsehood and a calculated attempt to whip up sentiments and mislead unsuspecting Nigerians,” the Army said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, said in the statement that Amnesty’s posture was calculated to demoralise friendly nations and people collaborating with security forces to end the forces of evil in the North-East.
“For the avoidance of doubts, no security force was informed of Dapchi schoolgirls abduction as alleged by Amnesty International.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is a professional military and has attained the highest form of professionalism in line with International best practices. And so, could not have ignored the warning of Boko Haram attack only to work tirelessly to get the girls back,” the military said.
Also Watch: 2019: Please Join The Race