The Nigerian army has shut down the offices of a humanitarian group in the restive northeast with no explanation as tensions simmer with aid organisations in the region.
A humanitarian source who requested anonymity said the sudden closures could be linked to negotiations to free aid workers who have been held hostage by the jihadist group Islamic State West Africa Province since July.
Late Wednesday, two army trucks stormed the offices of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
“They came and asked everyone in the building to leave. They said it was an order from above,” a staff member said on condition of anonymity. Read more