Nigeria accuses UNICEF staff of spying for Islamist militants, halts activities

FILE PHOTO: A banner with the UNICEF logo is seen hanging on a makeshift school at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye/File Photo

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – The Nigerian military on Friday accused United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) staff of spying for Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria, and suspended the agency’s activities there. It said UNICEF had been training people to sabotage troops’ counter-insurgency efforts by uncovering the military’s alleged human rights abuses. The northeast has been torn […]

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