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Nigeria Govt Goes After Action Against Hunger Organisation

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The Nigeria military has continued to assault an international Non-Governmental Organisation Action Against Hunger without explanation.

The soldiers sealed-off the office located in Maiduguri, Monguno, and Damasak on Thursday.

Nigeria Govt Goes After Action Against Hunger Organisation

No official reason was given for the nation.

A staff of the humanitarian organisation confirmed that soldiers arrived at the office at about 17:00hrs and ordered the staff to leave the premises, Premium Times quoted a source.

“As I am talking to you now, the soldiers are there and they have surrounded the entire place,” the staff said.

Reacting on Thursday, the officials released a statement on its website urging the Federal Government to address the situation.

The company also claimed it was not aware of the reason behind the government sudden attack.

It said “On Wednesday, September 18, Action Against Hunger was ordered by Nigerian army soldiers to close its main office in Maiduguri, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria.

“This decision, without notice and any explanation, jeopardizes the assistance Action Against Hunger provides to the most vulnerable people in Borno State and halts, with immediate effect, the assistance Action Against Hunger provides to millions of people in Maiduguri, Monguno, and Damasak.”

It called the government to allow its work to continue.

“Action Against Hunger calls on the competent authorities to let us continue our work in the region.

“Action Against Hunger delivers neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian aid to millions of people in Borno State by providing basic services to the most vulnerable, especially women and children.
“We do not have further comments at this stage.”

An email NAIJA CENTER NEWS sent to the organisation has not been replied at the time of filing this report.

Action Against Hunger has been working in Nigeria since 2010.

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