Stop interfering in our affairs, Nigeria warns US, UK, EU


The Nigerian government has issued a warning to the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union to stop meddling in the country’s affairs, especially on the issue of human rights abuses.

Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, issued the warning on Wednesday while reacting to reports from the EU, UK and the U.S. that Nigeria has a high record of human rights abuses.

Speaking during an interview on channels television, Adesina explained that Nigeria is a sovereign nation and “will not be bothered about the reports from the foreign countries.”

On the condemnation that trailed the invasion of the Federal High court in Abuja  by operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore Adesina said, “we are not answerable to the U.S., the UK or the EU.”

Some lawmakers from the UK and the U.S. have called for the release of Sowore condemning his re-arrest and the continued detention of some Nigerians including former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

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