Unic Press UK: The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (TC – OPLD) of the Nigerian Army has declared the Action Against Hunger (AAH) a persona non grata, asserting that the AAH, a Non-governmental Organization, is a bulwark to terrorists.
In a press release Thursday, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Ado Isa said credible intelligence received by the Nigerian Army assert that the AAH is engaged in the supply of food/drugs to criminals in the northeastern region.
“The subversive and 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. Consequently, the AAH has been declared persona nan grata for aiding Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa 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.”
Responding to the serious allegation of assisting terrorists and the order to close its office, the Action Against Hunger has issued a statement on its website, saying that the action of the Nigerian Army would jeopardize the life-saving assistance the AAH renders to vulnerable people in the northeastern region of Nigeria. The NGO added 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.”