NIGE­RIA IS ‘NOT VI­O­LENT’

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

NIGE­RIA has re­jected the find­ings of a re­port on vi­o­lence in the coun­try and ac­cused the UN of blam­ing the gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

“While we agree that the vi­o­lence in Nige­ria, or in any coun­try, is a ma­jor con­cern and that there is a rip­pling ef­fect, we are dis­ap­pointed that the rap­por­teur was silent on in­tra-group vi­o­lence,” pres­i­den­tial spokesman Garba Shehu said in a state­ment.

Shehu de­fended the gov­ern­ment, say­ing it was try­ing its best to end the vi­o­lence.

Lo­cal and global rights groups ac­cused Nige­rian se­cu­rity agents of abuses and sum­mary ex­e­cu­tions.

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