How Amnesty International Made It Inconceivable For Nigeria To Acquire Aircrafts To Fight Boko Haram
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WI. (GVE) – Facts have developed about how widely acclaimed human rights aggregate, Amnesty International constrained the United States government under previous President Barack Obama to hinder the offer of Super Tucanos attack aircraft to Nigeria for use in battling Boko Haram terrorists.
The barricade of the deals at the time gave conditions that permitted Boko Haram to develop into the world’s most ruthless organisation that went ahead to kill ten of thousands of people while displacing a few million others.
Newfound archives uncovered that Amnesty International depended on occasions that happened under the legislature of Nigeria’s previous President Goodluck Jonathan to contend for a blanket US arms embargo on Nigeria even after the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and a product of new military chiefs had affected changes in the standards of engagement while battling terrorists.
Talks for Nigerian Military to get the Super Tucanos had reached an advanced stage before the complaint from Amnesty International soured the arrangement and the deal was put on ice inconclusively.
The report which radiated from Amnesty International USA and duplicated to the then US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and now previous US Secretary of State John Kerry utilized the request of confirmations that exchange of military equipment to Nigeria would not be utilized to additionally confer human rights infringement under international laws to blackmail the Obama organization to stop the deal.
Refering to an incident amid which the Air Force assaults coincidentally influenced regular folks in Kayamla, Konduga Local Government Area on 16 March 2014 the NGO, which conceded that “it was not possible to conclude that civilians were deliberately targeted” by Nigeria’s military nonetheless went on to demand the blockade of arms sales to Nigeria on the grounds that “the military lacks the intelligence systems required to use attack aircraft consistently with international humanitarian law.”
Raising a few posers that successfully tied the hands of the then US organization, Amnesty International reasoned that “Until there are convincing answers, you should adopt a presumption of denial of the proposed export of the attack aircraft.”
The surfacing of the record came when pressure had mounted on Amnesty International to leave Nigeria over its part in making conditions that permit Boko Haram and other extremist gatherings to flourish in the nation.