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North East abortion clinics: Your aim is to destroy Nigeria – HURIWA slams foreign medium


Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has accused a UK-based media outfit of being determined to aggravate the security issues in Nigeria.

According to the rights advocacy group, it is now very glaring that the news agency has an agenda to destroy the Nigerian military by weakening its anti-terror war.

The media house had recently released a report where it made a flurry of allegations against the Nigerian Army.

The report on secret abortion clinics in the North East of the country has generated a lot of controversies in the country with many individuals and organisations kicking against the media house.

And in a statement on Friday the National Coordinator of HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko called on the International Criminal Court, ICC, to move for the arrest and prosecution of the editors of the news service immediately.

The group pointed out that the editors complicitous by refusing to expose the purported secret and illegal abortion programme in the North-East zone since 2013.

HURIWA said for this reason the editors should be arrested and prosecuted by ICC in The Hague for war crimes.

The group said rather than rope in the Nigerian Army, it is on record that a UK-based NGO, Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria self-confessed that the organisation averted unintended pregnancies in 59,452 women in Borno between 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

HURIWA noted that it had days ago warned that some foreign elements were fanning the embers of hatred against the Nigerian Army and peddling false news against the security agency.

HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “Reuters is complicitous to have generated a report about what it calls abortion clinics in North East since 2013 but kept it to itself,” HURIWA said.

“It should be prosecuted by ICC. Editors of Reuters should be arrested and prosecuted by ICC.

“Reuters has agenda to destroy Nigeria’s war on terror by peddling the totally disjointed allegations against the Army.”

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