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Barely hours after announcing the suspension of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) from operating in the North East theatre until further notice, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Friday night lifted what it said was a three-month “suspension earlier imposed…”
The Theatre Command had accused UNICEF of engaging in training selected persons for clandestine activities to continue sabotaging the counter terrorism and counter insurgency efforts of troops.
The decision to lift the suspension, according to Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command, was reached at an emergency meeting with representatives of the agency.
At the meeting, sequel to intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians and extensive deliberations on the need to seek modalities to work harmoniously with the security agencies in the theatre of operation, the UNICEF representatives, he noted, were admonished “to desist from activities inimical to Nigeria’s national security.
“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,” Nwachukwu added.