In a joint statement signed by representatives of CSOs including former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Chidi Odinkalu, the groups noted that acts of hostility against independent journalists and public commentators were becoming more regular by the day.
The commendation came after the government, through Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed the release of the girls which it said was as a result of combined efforts among security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs.
A coalition of 40 civil society organizations has condemned the recent protest against the international human rights group, Amnesty International, AI, in Abuja, by people the coalition described as a “group of rented crowd.”
The Nigerian Military has issued a stern warning to the Amnesty International, AI, and it affiliates to desist from meddling into security issues in the country, adding that the organisation was a threat to democracy in the country.
The Amnesty International on Wednesday released its annual report on Nigeria in which it disclosed that the activities of Boko Haram terrorists group in the North East have so far affected 14.8 million people in the region.
Amnesty International, AI, an international human rights organization, has called on the Nigerian government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction in December 2016.