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APC blasts Amnesty International, says killings in US worse than Nigeria

APC blasts Amnesty International, says killings in US worse than Nigeria

Nigeria’s ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated Amnesty International for raising the alarm over incessant killings in Nigeria.

APC said about 20, 000 people were killed in five months in the United States.

Amnesty International decried incessant killings in Nigeria since President Bola Tinubu assumed office on May 29, estimating the number of deaths across Plateau, Benue, Sokoto and Zamfara to be over 120.

APC spokesman Felix Morka, in a statement dated June 14, circulated by Bayo Onanuga, an ally of Mr Tinubu, and accused Amnesty International of hypocrisy.

“Amnesty International should allow this government to do its work without their usual condescending hypocrisy. It is, therefore, uncharitable and inconsiderate of Amnesty International, through its acting Nigeria Country Director, Isa Sanusi, to accuse the new government that is just settling down of dereliction of duty,” the ruling party’s statement said.

The APC added, “Many nations in the world, including the United States of America, are today bedevilled by insecurity. By the end of May 2023, almost 20,000 people have died cumulatively as a result of gun violence and other violent crimes in America. In the first 150 days of 2023, America has recorded 263 mass shootings, with hundreds of death, yet Amnesty International has not been on the mountain top to accuse the U.S. government of dereliction of duty.”

According to APC, Amnesty International is known for stoking internal conflict and citizen antagonism in developing nations through weaponisation and accentuation of local situations to achieve its sinister objectives while hypocritically looking the other way when similar incidents occur in developed nations, especially in the Western world.

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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