The Nigerian Army has condemned the move by a Nigerian living abroad, who is said to be raising funds for Nigerian soldiers who are fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Northeast Nigeria.
The Nigerian, identified as Doctor Perry Brimah, was said to have been raising funds purportedly to feed the Nigerian soldiers who are being neglected by government while fighting to safeguard the integrity of the nation.
In a statement from the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman caption: ‘ Be wary of fraudulent fund raising by Doctor Perry Brimah to feed Nigerian Army Troops’, on Wednesday, stated that the Nigerian Army never faltered in providing necessary logistics to troops to the extent of providing extras especially during festive periods.
The statement also reads in part: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a fraudulent and criminal fund raising by one Doctor Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in diaspora, tagged “Global Campaign To Provide Food For Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram”.
“The criminal embarked on this fund raising venture ostensibly to defraud unsuspecting members of the public especially the international community to fund subversive activities and personal life style.
“The criminal is using the following contact points for the fund raising;
info @ ENDS.ng
Tel: +1-929-427-5305; Whatsapp: +234-903-420-3031.
“We wish to state that the Nigerian soldiers deployed in the North East or elsewhere, neither lack logistics nor food as the fraudster wants unsuspecting members of the public to believe.
“Therefore, this move by Doctor Brimah is nothing but a scam as there is nowhere in the world where troops were fed through donations by members of the public.
“We would like to further state that there has never been complaints of lack of food by soldiers talk-less of starvation.
“The so called Dr Perry Brimah or his agents do not represent the Nigerian Army or her soldiers.
“Whoever believes and falls victim to this criminal act does so at his or her own risk.
“In addition, the Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Interpol are working hard to declare him wanted and extradite the International fraudster to face justice.
“Therefore, we request the general public for any information on the whereabouts of this fraudster,” the statement said.