Amnesty International has opened a new Office in Nigeria.
The new Nigerian office, which will be headed by M.K. Ibrahim, a former career diplomat. Amnesty International aims to strengthen “ongoing campaigning and research on Boko Haram, military abuses, use of torture, forced evictions and the right to adequate housing and oil pollution in the Niger Delta”, the organization said.
Amnesty International said it intends to “campaign with and mobilize civil society, activists and members across Nigeria”.
According to the statement, henceforth all responsibilities previously held in London will be transferred to the new Nigeria office in Abuja.
M.K Ibrahim will be assisted by six other employees to drive the organizations research, campaign and communications work addressing human rights violations in Nigeria.