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An international civil rights organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Nigeria, has asked President Emmanuel Macron of France to order an immediate investigation into the alleged involvement of his country in the increasing wave of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin.
The organisation premised its demand on the fact that overzealous operatives and/or business executives may be operating below the radar to pass off personal agenda as national interest.
The Executive Director of SHAC, Abubakar Idris Ibrahim, in a letter to the French President obtained by journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, said the outcome of the investigation must lead to immediate actions against persons found culpable of such gross threat to the world.
While recommending appropriate sanctions for countries that have acted against the internationally accepted position of not sponsoring terrorists or supporting terror organisations, Macron must firmly clarify the role of France in Boko Haram’s growing menace in the Lake Chad Basin region.
SHAC’s most recent work has been around the Lake Chad Basin region, where Nigerian troops, sometimes in coordination with the militaries of neighbouring countries, are conducting operations to defeat fighters of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
SHAC however, congratulate, the French President for successfully participating at the summit in Mali that discussed the dangers of terrorism to not just the West African sub-region but the world at large.
“The culmination of that summit in the formation of a Sahel-Force to combat terrorism is a testament to what can be achieved when nations cooperate to address common threats. Your country, France, has been in the forefront of forging alliances when it matters”, Ibrahim said.