Borno Governor, Zulum Suspends French NGO Over Shooting Training At Maiduguri Hotel


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has directed the immediate suspension of an international Non-Governmental Organization (iNGO), ACTED, following the discovery that the humanitarian organisation was using a hotel in Maiduguri for training some persons on shooting.

 

Governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the Governor’s directive, said the French iNGO was found using toy guns and simulators in training exercises at a hotel located off a circular road in Maiduguri on Saturday, June 26. 

 

Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel


Gusau explained that residents near the hotel had reported to officials that they were hearing sounds of gunshots from the hotel, following which government officials reported the matter to GRA Divisional Police Headquarters which oversees the hotel’s location. The police found some toy pistols at the hotel while two trainers, both Nigerians, were at the police station with an investigation going on.

 

The statement said pending the outcome of the police investigation, Governor Zulum has directed sealing of the hotel and suspension of ACTED from any humanitarian activity in Borno State.

 

Gusau noted that Governor Zulum acknowledges and deeply appreciates the roles of credible NGOs who have been providing critical humanitarian interventions in different parts of Borno. 


He assured them of the government’s continued cooperation and support while also upholding obedience to prevailing laws, policies and rules guiding all activities and actions across the state. 

Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotelBorno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel

Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel

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