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Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

EFCC, ICPC urged to probe NGOs undermining Nigeria’s fight against terrorism

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By Stanley Onyekwere

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) have been urged to investigate the activities of certain Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) purportedly covertly undermining the Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.
This call was made by the Public Accountability Network (PAN), in a press statement signed by Executive Director, Mark Daniel Atawodi in Abuja.
The group appealed to the anti-graft agencies to forthwith probe the funding sources of NGOs in the NorthEast in a press conference .
This plea comes on the heels of the odious exposure of the Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization, allegedly secretly aiding and abetting terrorists, supplying them food and drugs.
It was gathered that after several cautions from the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (TC – OPLD), the Nigerian Army declared persona non grata for aiding Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa.
Consequently, the Public Accountability Network reckons that there could be more secret terrorist sympathisers disguising as NGOs, hence the Army should conduct an audit to ascertain their authenticity.
The group, therefore, urged the Army to work with the EFFC, ICPC and Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to trace the sources of finances of these NGOs.

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