A few hours after it announced a controversial suspension of UNICEF activities in the Boko Haram-ravaged North-east, the Nigerian Army has reversed itself.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how the army on Friday afternoon announced the suspension, accusing the UN agency of acts that encourage Boko Haram terrorism.
UNICEF is one of the several international organisations working to assist victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east.
The army did not provide any evidence of its accusations and did not state if it had the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to take such decision. A presidential aide also avoided speaking on Mr Buhari’s role in the saga, simply saying a meeting would be held between the army and UNICEF to resolve the controversy.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, late on Friday, the army said the meeting had been held.