Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has asked Amnesty International to close down its Nigerian office for hobnobbing with the country’s prime violator of human rights, the Department of State Services (DSS).


The activist disclosed this while reacting to a meeting between the DSS and Amnesty International Nigeria.

Kabir Sani, Director of Administration of the secret police had during the meeting claimed the security agency has a cordial relationship with the human rights organization.


“The relationship between the DSS and CSOs has been cordial, but recent actions of some pressure groups have left much to be desired,” Sani had said in a video seen by SaharaReporters.

Reacting, Sowore said, “After taking over @AmnestyNigeria & with its cells filled with innocent victims, Nigeria's prime violator of human rights – DSS seeks better relationship with CSOs (Evil Society Organizations). ‪@amnesty ought to close down its Nigerian office at this point. ‪#WeCantContinueLikeThis.”

‪There have been reports of a secret alliance between Amnesty International Nigeria and DSS.


David Hundeyin, an investigative journalist in a report in March exposed how the organisation has been ‘playing ball’ with the secret police and Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State.

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