Nigerian Army accuses NGO of aiding terrorists, forces it to close office
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 20, 2019
The Nigerian army has stopped the work of international NGO, accusing it of supplying a militant Islamist group with food and drugs. The army said it had warned the NGO, Action Against Hunger, AAH against “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria.
Action Against Hunger, which denies the accusations, says its “life-saving assistance” to vulnerable people has now been put “into jeopardy”. It called on relevant authorities to allow them to continue their humanitarian work in the northeast.
The NGO, however, maintained that it delivers neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian aid to millions of people in Borno State by providing basic services to the most vulnerable people, especially women and children.