Global humanitarian aid provider, Action Against Hunger has called on relevant authorities to allow them to continue their humanitarian work in the North-East. The group said this in response to the military’s persona non-grata declaration of its operations in the region.
According to the AAH, it did not receive prior notice or explanation for the action, so it had to halt the assistance it provides to millions of people in Maiduguri, Monguno and Damasak with immediate effect. It, 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.
The army had in a statement by the Deputy Director Army Public relations of Operation Lafia Dole, Col. Ado Isa, accused the Action Against Hunger of aiding and abetting terrorists despite several warnings to desist from the act.