Boko Haram: Coalition Sends Message To NASS Over International NGOs
A coalition of civil society organizations, under the aegis of Save Humanity Advocacy Centre and the Centre for International and Strategy Studies, has asked the National Assembly to thoroughly investigate the activities of some international Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, operating in the North-Eastern part of the country.
They made the call in response to a revelation by a human rights group that some of the NGOs were passing classified information to members of the Boko Haram insurgents.
The coalition made the appeal in a letter entitled: “The despicable actions by international NGOS and their local franchise in support of Boko Haram and the need for urgent legislation to ban their activities” and jointly signed by Ibrahim Abubakar of the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre and Ifure Ataifure of the Centre for International and Strategy Studies.
According to the bodies, the leadership of the 9th Assembly should enact laws that would curtail the excesses of the international NGOs operating in North-East Nigeria.
The letter reads: “We bring warm greetings to the leadership of the National Assembly in Nigeria and also to commend the Distinguished Senate President on the sound leadership it has provided since the commencement of the 9th Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Dear Senate President, as you may be aware, Nigerian has been grappling with the activities of terrorist groups in North-East Nigeria, which has resulted in the wanton loss of lives and destruction of properties.