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FG condemns human suffering in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Nigeria on Tuesday condemned “the horrendous human suffering’’ of the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar.

A government statement made available to newsmen, in Abuja, also expressed regret at the desperate human rights situation in Rakhine state.

It described the situation as a “very reminiscent of what happened in Rwanda in 1994 and in Bosnia Herzegovina in 1995’’.

“The Federal Government condemns the horrendous human suffering caused by what is now confirmed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in his statement, to be a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya people.’’

It, therefore, called on the UN to invoke the principle of the “Responsibility to Protect” and intervene in Myanmar to stop the ongoing ethnic cleansing and create the conditions for the safe return and rehabilitation of the fleeing Rohingya people to their motherland.

“ The Government similarly calls on all members of the civilized world to condemn this heinous act and to demand for appropriate punishment to the perpetrators.’’

Thousands of ethnic Rohingya people were forced to flee to Bangladesh in recent weeks following alleged killings, raping and destruction of their properties by government forces.

The action had drawn international condemnation of the with about 400,000 signing a petition calling for the withdrawal of Nobel Peace prize conferred on the country’s leader Aung Suu Kyi. (NAN)

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  1. BARRY CLINTON 12th September 2017 at 10:44 am

    THE NIGERIA STATE IS VERY HYPOCRITICAL AND THEIR LEADERS SUFFER FROM ACUTE CEREBRAL LIMITATIONS. WHAT IS HAPENING IN MYAMAR IS SIMILAR TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NIGERIA SE. THE OPERATION PYTHON DANCES OF COAS BURATAI IN BIAFRA LAND IS SIMILAR MILITARY OPERATION GOING ON IN MYANMAR. HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS HAVE WRITTEN UN AND SECURITY COUNCIL ON THIS SUBJECT. THE KILLINGS AND TERRORISM AGAINST INNOCENT UNARMED CIVILIANS BY NIGERIAN STATE IS SAME TEXTBOOK BEING USED IN MYANAMAR. IT IS SURPRISING THE BBC AND BRITISH GOTV IS NOT LOOKING THAT SIDE BECAUSE OF OIL IN BIAFRA LAND AND NO OIL IN MYANAMAR IT HAS BECOME WORLD NEWS. THE REASON WHY UN SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVED INVASION AND BOMBING OF LIBYA TO KILL MUAMAR KHADAFI WAS BECAUSE KHADAFI ISSUED A GENOCIDE THREAT AGAINST PEOPLE IN BENGHAZI WHO WERE PRO DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS. BUT NORTHERN NIGERIA PEOPLE AND LEADERS ISSUED A SERIOUS GENOCIDE THREAT AGAINST THE IGBOS THE BRITISH GOTV DID NOT SUMMON THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL NOR EVEN MAKE A COMMENT. THIS IS HYPOCRISY AND INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA.

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