The Nigerian Army have distanced self from a fund raising campaign tagged: “Global Campaign to Provide Food for Nigerian Solders Fighting Boko Haram”. The Campaign aims to raise a sum of $45,000.00.
Using Oanda currency converter, that is NGN 16,289,400.00.
This was contained in a Press Release posted on their facebook page. The release tagged “BE WARY OF FRAUDULENT FUND RAISING BY DOCTOR PERRY BRIMAH TO FEED NIGERIAN ARMY TROOPS”, signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Kuksheka Usman, a Brigadier-General:
“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 lifestyle.
We wish to state that the Nigerian soldiers deployed in the North-East or elsewhere, neither lacks logistics nor food as the fraudster wants unsuspecting members of the public to believe”.
The Release gave the details of the contact point being used by Dr. Brimah, who the Nigerian Army described as a “criminal” as follows:
https://www.gofundme.com/feed-nigerian-soldiers/ info@ENDS.ng Tel: +1-929-427-5305; WhatsApp: +234-903-420-3031
NaijaNotes visited the page to see how active it is. It has generated a sum of $20 donated by one Peregrino Brimah. The goal of the fund is $45,000
The Nigerian Army went further in the Release to say that it has never faltered in providing needed logistics for troops on the frontline, and going extras for them, especially during festive periods.
The Army therefore concluded that:
The Release warned that neither Dr. Brimah nor his agents were working for the Nigerian Army and that the Army were already working with Interpol to declare him wanted and send him to Nigeria to face justice.
The Army solicit for support from the general public on any information on the whereabouts of the “fraudster”.