The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has garbaged a report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) which alleged that children are arbitrarily detained in detention facilities in the North-East.
In a 50-page report released on Tuesday, the controversial New York-based non-governmental organization portrayed the Nigerian military as the villain in the fight against insurgency despite obvious intensifying efforts to ensure lasting peace in the region.
The poorly-documented piece has sparked outrage among Nigerians, especially those in the know about the gallant troops’ exploits in the last four years.
In a press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday, CESJET through its Executive Secretary, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, joined other Nigerians in condemning what it described as “blackmail” based on “unfounded allegations”.
The Centre threw up three questions HRW failed to answer in it’s supposed in-depth report.
CESJET wondered the rationale behind the timing of the piece when Boko Haram and its various iterations are struggling to justify all the funds received from sponsors as they are rarely in the news these days.
The Centre also questioned HRW’s mission for lumping together detention units with rehabilitation programmes marks while missing to acknowledge the roles of indigenous groups to improve the conditions in the area.
CESJET, however, urged compatriots and the rest of the world to join in trashing the Human Rights Watch’s report into a garbage bin as that is where it rightfully belongs.