After interviews with 11 black survivors, a report compiled showed that they pulled even dogs to safety ahead of the black people.
They hid them in a hotel where they sought refuge when a rescue helicopter came. They only helped them after they first rescued whites.
‘’White contractors were airlifted to safety before local black people,’’ said Amnesty, a rights group.
The rights group, Amnesty international made all these allegations. They accused Dyck Advisory Group (DAG) of racial segregation and favoritism.
DAG is a private company that is helping Mozambique government fight the militants. The rescue mission was also their responsibility, however, they denied all allegations by Amnesty International.
The founder of DAG, Lionel Dyck denied the accuracy of the allegations. He also promised to release a statement on the matter at a later time.
On March 24, Jihadists raided the coastal town, and about 200 people, mainly civil servants and foreigners sheltered at a hotel. They were working on a nearby gas project when the attack happened. Amnesty said there were about 20 white workers among the group in the hotel.
‘’Abandoning people during an armed assault simply because of the colour of their skin is racism, and violates the obligation to protect civilians,’’ Deprose Muchena, the rights watchdog’s regional director for East and South Africa said.
He added that for the hotel manager choosing to rescue his dogs instead of people is extremely shocking.
A certain black survivor said he heard the rescuers hatching up a plan to rescue all the white people and leave the blacks behind.
However, a South African white survivor, Wesley Nel, denied these discrimination claims.
‘’I was there. We were all abandoned black and white,’’ Nel tweeted.
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