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Boko Haram: Buratai denies accusing humanitarian agencies of waste, infighting

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—CHIEF of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has dismissed media reports that he accused humanitarian agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, operating in the North East of wasting resources.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai

The report contained in a national daily (not Vanguard)   had quoted the Army Chief as alleging that the United Nations, UN, humanitarian agencies and some Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs operating in the North East were sabotaging the fight against terrorism and insurgency.

Reacting to the allegation through a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, yesterday, Buratai insisted that the media report was not only incorrect but also a misrepresentation of facts.

The statement added that the report did not reflect the position of the Chief of Army Staff and, indeed, the Nigerian Army.

“In it, it was alleged that he leveled allegations against the United Nations (UN) humanitarian agencies and some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in the north east of sabotaging the fight against terrorism and insurgency.


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