By Lawrence Audu
An international aid group Mercy Corps said it is suspending operations in Nigeria’s restive Northeast following the closure of its offices by the Nigerian Army in the region.
“Mercy Corps is suspending operations in Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria, following the closure of four of our field offices by the Nigerian military,” the group said in a statement.
Recall that the Nigerian Army last week closed the office of an aid group Action Against Hunger which it claimed among others is responsible for providing groceries to Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.
Eyewitnesses say soldiers are camped at the entrance to the Mercy Corps’ office in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.