Nigerian Army blacklists Action Against Hunger, accuses it of aiding Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has blacklisted international humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger, for allegedly ‘aiding and abetting’ Boko Haram terrorists.

According to a statement issued by the ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ Theatre Command in Maiduguri, Borno State, the army has ‘credible intelligence’ that the NGO supplies food and medication to the outlawed armed group.

On Thursday, Nigerian soldiers had sealed the offices of Action Against Hunger in Borno and Yobe states after ejecting all staff working there, and Country Director of Action Against Hunger, Shashwat Saraf, told newsmen that there was no communication between his organisation and the army since the offices were sealed.

The army later issued a statement late Thursday night signed by the spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Isa Ado, citing “sabotage of the counter insurgency operations in the Northeast”, as reasons for sealing off the offices of the organization.

Action Against Hunger operates in North-East Nigeria, and they say they are “the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes.”

 




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