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BOKO HARAM: Army Fingers NGOs

The Nigerian Army (NA), has warned various stakeholders to desist from actions that are capable of jeopardizing the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists group.

The Army warning which came through the Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, at the backdrop of disturbing reports indicating that the war against Boko Haram terrorists is being sabotaged by some stakeholders operating in the North East.

The development according to the Nigerian Army came to the fore with the arrest of a high profile Boko Haram Terrorist Commander one Mohammed Modu, – (an Amir in the Abubakar Shekau’s faction) by troops of 251Task Force Battalion Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Sunday the 26 of May 2019.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram has been receiving so called “humanitarian support” of food and drugs supplies from some Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North East Theatre.
” In the light of these disturbing disclosures, especially as it pertains to serious security breaches by NGOs providing logistics support to terrorists, the NA strongly warns
the affected agencies to desist from compromising Nigeria’s national security and war efforts against terrorism and operate in accordance with the extant rules and regulations guiding the operations of humanitarian aid workers, and in line with the guidelines and procedures of International Humanitarian Laws as well as the Laws of Armed Conflict”.

The NA reminded the NGOs in the North East and members of the public at large that similar concerns were raised on this same issue previously. “Thus, the NA will no longer tolerate such acts of sabotage inimical to the fight against terrorism by any organisation or agency, and will not hesitate to sanction any such recalcitrant organization as appropriate” the Army concluded.

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