Nigerian Military Shuts Down NGOs In The North-East
Written by Smooth FM on September 20, 2019
The military had on Wednesday sealed the Maiduguri office of the Action Against Hunger, as part of efforts to clamp down on some NGOs.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Counter-insurgency operation in the North-East, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Isa Ado, says “The Theatre Command Operation Lafia Dole has observed with utter disappointment and concern the notorious activities of some non-governmental organisations working in the North-East.
“The subversive actions of the NGO, Action Against Hunger, persisted despite several warnings to desist from aiding and abetting terrorists and their atrocities.
“The TC-OPLD had on many occasions raised the alarm over the unwholesome practices of some NGOs and expressed same position during meetings with the NGOs operating in the North-East theatre of operation.
“The command has obtained several credible intelligence indicting Action Against Hunger as one of those NGOs operating in the North East that is notorious for supplying food and drugs to the criminals in the area.
Soldiers had on Wednesday laid siege to the Maiduguri office of Action Against Hunger, chasing out all the staff and leaving a detachment of soldiers to ensure no operation was held on the premises.