Army accuses NGO of providing water, food to Boko Haram terrorists

by on September 19, 2019

The Army has accused some non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the northeast theatre of operation of deliberate sabotage of the fight against Boko Haram members in the region.

Spokesman of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Ado Isa particularly fingered the group known as Action Against Hunger for providing food and water to the terrorists.

The Army lamented in a statement by Col Isa that despite repeated warnings, the NGO continued to commit the infractions.

The statement reads:” The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (TC – OPLD)) has observed with utter disappointment and concern the notorious activities of some Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) working in the North East (NE) Nigeria.

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“The subversive and actions of the NGO Action Against Hunger (AAH) persisted despite several warnings to desist from aiding and abetting terrorists and their atrocities.

“The TC – OPLD has on many occasions raised alarm over this unwholesome practices of some NGOs and expressed same position during meetings with the NGOs operating in the NE Theater of Operation.

“Consequently, the AAH has been declared persona nan grata for aiding Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa by supplying them food and drugs despite warning from the TC – OPLD.

“The Command has obtained several credible intelligence indicating AAH as one of those NGOs operating in the NE that is notorious in supplying food and drugs to the criminals in the area.

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“Members of the public are enjoined to continue to give credible information on the activities of the marauders/criminals and their supporters in the NE Theatre of operation.

“The OPLD wishes to assure the public of its resolve and determination to always partner with credible NGOs and CSOs to cushion the impact of humanitarian crisis generated by the criminals in the NE in line with the international best standards “

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