Posted by News Express | 17 July 2017 | 1,294 times
The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has dismissed allegation of working against the sovereignty of Nigeria, levelled against it in an online publication credited to Prof. Shuabu Danfulani; and one Dr. Ifure Afaifure.
Intersociety also threw punches at Danfulani and Afaifure for shortlisting the Society and two other organisations – Amnesty International and the Indigenous People of Biafra as “groups bent on rubbishing Nigeria’s sovereignty, among other scandalous and malicious allegations.”
In a statement issued on Sunday by Intersociety, signed by its Head, Campaign & Publicity Department, Barr Chinenye Florence Akubilo, Intersociety said, “The duo had singled out the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Turkur Buratai, as ‘the major target for destruction’ by the advocacy activities of Intersociety and Amnesty International; implying where the two hired ‘study researchers’ are coming from or who is behind their sudden ‘study research’, which the online news said was submitted to the Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The online news in question was published on 13th July 2017.”
The advocacy group further pointed out that, “It has also become clearer to the leadership of Intersociety, who planted the hostile and false statement of June 4th 2017, titled: ‘Intersociety and SBCHROs Name Sponsors of Insurgency of Pro Biafran Groups,’ published by the Naij.Com. Though we refuted the scandalous and doctored publication immediately, but it is now clearer to us that it was some agents including those behind the above malicious publication; working for key Nigerian security chiefs that planted and sponsored the story, targeted not only at distorting and misrepresenting facts contained in our original statement of 2nd June 2017 but also to give dog a bad name so as to hang it unjustly.”
According to Intersociety, “The security circle planted story is a doctored version of our public statement of 2nd June 2017 in which we advised the trio of Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu and Nnamdi Kanu not to disappoint the Igbo Race and always stand by them. We had also in the same statement drawn the attention of IPOB, its leader, Nnamdi Kanu and its team of lawyers led by Chuks Muoma, SAN and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq.; to an online publication alleging that Nnamdi Kanu accepted a car and cash gift from the incumbent Governor of Anambra State. The attention so drawn was to get official renouncement or confirmation of the allegation by IPOB and its leadership; an intention misconstrued and misinterpreted.
“In the same publication of ours, we singled out an assemblage of leading human rights activists and organisations in Nigeria particularly Amnesty International and those operating in the South-east for commendation for their untiring efforts in rising to the occasion and condemning the massacre of unarmed and defenceless pro-Biafra campaigners during their public assemblies in the South-east and parts of South-south of Nigeria especially by the Nigeria Army.”
Intersociety expressed shock, that “some agents working for or hired by some security chiefs especially those who vicariously masterminded the wilful deaths or genocide under reference went and doctored the said original publication of ours. Funny enough and as expected, the latest pro-Buratai hired ‘study researchers led by one ‘law professor’ Shuabu Danfulani and one ‘academic Doctor’ Ifure Afaifure went and anchored their so called “study research” on such false and doctored publication in fulfilment of ‘their study research terms of reference handed down by their paymaster(s)’.”
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