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The ICC and Amnesty International are part of Nigeria’s security challenges: FG

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The federal government has accused the International Criminal Court, the ICC and Amnesty International, AI, of being part of the country’s security challenges by attacking the country’s security forces and threatening to prosecute them.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the accusation in a parliament with journalists in Lagos on Monday.

He said that a section of the media was repeating these organizations, which are trying to portray the fight against the insurgency in a bad light.

Lai Mohammed said: “Let me tell you right away that Nigeria is defending itself against attacks on many fronts not only from terrorists and bandits, but also from some human rights organizations and the International Criminal Court, ICC, which appear to have colluded to exacerbate the challenges Facing the country in the security area.

While our security agencies continue to fight these bandits and terrorists, the ICC and some international human rights organizations, especially Amnesty International, have become another fighting force against Nigeria.

“They are constantly harassing our security forces and threatening them with investigation and possible prosecution for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes.

“Unfortunately, a section of the local media has been repeating these organizations without weighing the impact of their constant threats on the security of the nation.”

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