The Nigerian Military has launched the suspension of the operations of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) from the North-East.
According to a press release launched on Friday by Onyema Nwachukwu, a Colonel and Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command, this was because of UNICEF had “abdicated its primary duty of catering for the wellbeing of children and the vulnerable through humanitarian activities and now engaged in training selected persons for clandestine activities to continue sabotaging the counter terrorism and Counter insurgency efforts of troops through spurious and unconfirmed allegations bothering on alleged violations of human rights by the military”.
Mwachukwu said the Theatre command would not tolerate “this kind of sabotage from any individual, group of persons or organization”, and urged all NGOs and members of humanitarian companies to take care of to their genuine norms inside the discharge of their acclaimed humanitarian duties.
“The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has observed with dismay that some of the activities of international humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organisations’ operating in the North East have left so much to be desired,” be taught the assertion.
“There is credible knowledge that a number of of them are indulging in unwholesome practices that may extra jeopardise the battle in opposition to terrorism and insurgency, as they put together and deploy spies who assist the insurgents and their sympathisers.
“It is baffling to note that a number of of those organizations have been collaborating within the terrorists’ script with the objective to proceed demoralizing the troops who’re doing loads to protect the lives of victims of Boko Haram Terrorism and guarded guard them from wanton destruction of property and means the of livelihood. The Theatre Command considers the actions of these organizations as a direct assault and insult on the sensibilities of Nigerians, as they’ve an inclination to be taught further from rising the reign of terror on our people.
“Consequently, the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE is suspending the operations of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) inside the North East theatre until extra uncover.
“This has turn into inevitable given that group has abdicated its main duty of catering for the wellbeing of youngsters and the vulnerable by the use of humanitarian actions and now engaged in teaching chosen people for clandestine actions to proceed sabotaging the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts of troops by the use of spurious and unconfirmed allegations bothering on alleged violations of human rights by the military.
“Information contained in the attain of this Command significantly signifies that the group commenced the said teaching on Wednesday 12 December 2018 on the Ministry of Finance Conference Hall, Musa Usman Secretariat, Maiduguri and ended on 13 Thursday December 2018. The Theatre command will not tolerate this kind of sabotage from any specific particular person, group of people or organisation.