Barely six hours after the military suspended UNICEF, the UN aid agency from the North East over allegations of spying for Boko Haram terrorists, the Theater Command of Operation Lafiya Dole has liftef the suspension.
This disclosure was made Friday night by Colonel Onyeama Nwachukwu, Deputy Director of Army Public Relations in a statement.
The statement reads, “Sequel to intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians over the recent suspension of UNICEF operations in the North East theatre of operations, the Theatre Command Operation Lahiya Dole convened and held an emergency meeting with representatives of UNICEF this (Friday) evening.
“During the meeting, the Theatre Command admonished the representatives of the organization to desist from activities inimical to Nigeria’s national security and capable of undermining ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency.
“The Command also urged UNICEF representatives to ensure they share information with relevant authorities whenever induction or training of new staff is being conducted in the theatre.
“Consequently, after extensive deliberations on the need to seek modalities to work harmoniously with the security agencies in the theatre of operation, the Theatre Command has henceforth lifted the three months suspension earlier imposed on UNICEF activities in North Eastern Nigeria.”
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