A Non-Governmental Organization, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has called on all Nations that means well for other countries to refrain from acts capable of creating bad relationship for them and other Nations.
In a Press Statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by the National Coordinator, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim, the group specifically referred to the terror alerts sounded by US, UK and few European countries over the security situation in Nigeria as being in bad faith, adding that if America and Britain meant well by the alert, it should have been sounded intelligently and responsibly under secret cover with a view of drawing the attention of the Nigerian leadership to the particular areas they have uncovered of any possible security breaches.
Instead, America raised the matter publicly to create bad image for Nigeria and warned it citizens not to travel to Abuja – the Nation’s Capital for the time-being. It went further to reduce its Embassy and Consulate Staff by recalling some of them according to reliable reports.
This is unfortunate the Group maintained, as America’s unwarranted alert has raised panic and tension, which is believed was a badly calculated political step meant by it to ruin the political and socio-economic stability of Nigeria.
The Media Group therefore called on the United and Commonwealth Nations to warn America, UK and their allies to desist from its diabolical acts aimed always at creating bad image for Nigeria. Even though, the Nation faces security challenges, hands have been on deck to reverse the trend, and the success recorded so far attested to this, Group stressed.
It should be noted by America, Britain and their allies that inspite of their so-called mastery in security, several security breaches leading to questionable deaths of innocent citizens are recorded daily especially in America most of which are not reported! Why were terror alerts not raised in US before the crimes were being committed, the Group asked.
The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria therefore commended President Muhammadu Buhari for rising stoutly to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria and that of Africa as a whole, pointing out that his order putting all Nigeria’s Security Forces at alert demonstrate his commitment to the well-being of his people,
The Group warned America, UK and its allies to henceforth share intelligence responsibly with Member Nations confidentially instead of playing to the gallery by creating negative impression about Nigeria always; as its earlier prediction some years back that Nigeria as a Nation would break-up failed woefully, the Group stated.
The Media Watch Group also commended the Nigerian Military, the Police, the DSS and all their Security Forces in Nigeria on their efforts aimed at preventing and arresting crimes in the Nigerian Society.
However, it called on them to re-shapen their sensitization and awareness strategies on the fact that ‘security is everybody’s business’ by using all Media Platforms to enlighten and guide the Nigerian masses on daily basis on how to prevent dangers and expose crimes adding that the Federal Government should do same on a large scale.
The Group commended the Hon. Minister of Information & Culture Alh. Lai Mohammed for always rising to the challenges posed by purveyors if fake-news and other enemies of Nigeria who are fond of creating bad image for the Country through falsehood, misinformation and misrepresentation of facts. The Group urged him not to relent in his effort until Nigeria succeeds in legislating against fake-news and other crimes in Nigeria.
2nd November, 2022
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