Boko Haram: Nigerian military accuses aid groups of supporting insurgents

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Some humanitarian aid groups have been accused of providing support and logistics to the Boko Haram insurgents.

The Nigerian military made the accusation while reacting to reports by the Human Rights Watch that it was stifling the efforts of aid groups in the northeast.

Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, accused the organisations of betrayal of trust.

Nwachukwu said all legitimate aid groups in the region must follow the procedure, adding that groups that follow the procedure will not face any restriction.

Earlier, The Herald reported that the Senate has called for re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders as part of its suggestions to end insurgency in the northeast.

The call was made in a motion moved by Senator Aishatu Ahmed who represents Adamawa Central senatorial district in the red chambers.

The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, said the lawmakers would not rest until the security challenges in the country are surmounted.

Lawan stated that the Senate ad hoc committee on security architecture would next week submit its report for deliberations.

According to him, “We are not going to rest on our oars until we are able to provide solutions to the insecurity in the country.

This is the essence of our being in government and of course, it would require that we work with the House of Representatives, the Executive as well as citizens. I believe that citizens need to be taken into confidence in the fight against insecurity.”

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