Army blacklists Action Against Hunger for aiding Boko Haram terrorists

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*Chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has blacklisted a non-governmental organization, Action Against Hunger (AAH) for allegedly aiding the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Spokesman for the theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole Col. Ado Isa explained in a statement issued late Thursday that the NGO was embargoed for allegedly supplying food and drugs to Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) “despite warning from the TC-OPLD.”

“The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (TC – OPLD)) has observed with utter disappointment and concern the notorious activities of some NGOs working in North East (NE) Nigeria.

“The subversive 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 (Sic).

“Consequently, the AAH has been declared persona non grata for aiding Boko Haram Terrorists/ISWAP 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 (Sic).

“The public is 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 credible NGOs and CSOs to cushion the impact of  humanitarian crisis generated by the criminals in the NE in line with international best standards,” said Isa.

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