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Boko Haram: UNICEF, others indicted in plots to blackmail Nigerian military over fights against terrorists
The United Nations Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, and other International organizations have been accused of frustrating the Nigerian Army over its fight against terrorists in the country.
Presenting its report on Tuesday in Abuja, Gowon Maxwell Esq, Executive Director of the group affirmed that the reports of UNICEF and NGOs have the potential to present Nigeria as a country with a military that has no good reputation, which would in turn make the country ineligible for international support.
The report reads.
The review period is based on the first quarter of 2018, which allows for the time frame to be optimum – not too long and not too brief.
“Field staff and researchers from the coalition made up of seasoned academics and authorities with wealth of experience in internal armed conflict mitigation conducted on the spot visitations to theatre of troops’ operations, IDPs camps and affected areas when it is safe to do so. In such instances, they interviewed survivors and eye witnesses.
“The review found that the Nigerian Military sustained its operation against Boko Haram terrorists in the affected areas, reducing the existence of the terrorists groups to restricted areas mostly outside the border of Nigeria. The operations continue to attract the interest of International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that make assessments based on their preconceived templates.
“The NGOs’ position is capable of scandalizing the military to a point where the only option left is to withdraw troops from areas where they are operating, which would create an environment that would be conducive for a Boko Haram comeback to terrorize people in these places. An identified worrisome dimension is the seeming collaboration between these NGOs and top officials of the UNICEF, Priscilla Haveyda who are directly involved the execution of this agenda against the helpless people of Nigeria.
“The continue participation of the military in the handling of terror suspects and rescue victims place troops in scenarios where they perform the duties of civil police and they often have to be collaborate at a deeper level. This has made it possible for the military to be accused of failings for purely civil policing matters.
“The Federal Government should engage international and supranational bodies to prevail on their staffers, appointees and officials desist from making comments that could bolster Boko Haram to regroup.”