The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has fingered fraud, sinister motives by some international non-governmental organisations in northeastern Nigeria as the only f
CATE’s assertion trails claims by certain NGOs that tighter restrictions by authorities have crippled humanitarian crisis in the northeast.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, National Coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, discredited reports by Human Rights Watch which it claimed is on a mission to destabilize Nigeria.
The activities of NGOs like Human Rights Watch, according to CATE, have worsened the plights of those affected by terrorism instead of providing succour.
CATE, consequently, warned HRW to stop playing the ostrich by admitting the truth rather than accuse the military falsely.
On its own part, the coalition, however, charged the Nigerian military to shake off HRW’s attempt at cheap blackmail and ensure the terrorists are starved of the support provided by rogue international humanitarian groups.
Read the full statement below:
The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) is disappointed to learn of the lies told by a section of international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to the effect that tighter restrictions by authorities are “stifling” efforts to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria.
CATE as an active stakeholder in the war against terrorism and extremism in Nigeria has deemed it necessary to set the record straight in view of the misleading report ostensibly put out by the Human Rights Watch staffers. It is best that the NGO retraces its steps, clean up its acts and revert to the humanitarian work that the world expects of it and not continue to be an agent of destabilization in the region