The Nigerian Army has launched a manhunt for popular online columnist, Dr. Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in Diaspora, accusing him of duping people on the pretence of raising fund for ‘hungry soldiers.’
Brimah had set up a global fund, according to him, to raise fund which would be used to provide food for troops in the North East, amid claim that the soldiers were battling hunger.
In the army’s estimation, the columnist’s action smacked of 419 and declared him wanted in a statement its spokesman, Brigadier-General Sani Usman released.
Usman wrote in part, “The criminal (Brimah) is using the following contact points for the fund raising, https://www.gofundme.com/feed-nigerian-soldiers/info @ ENDS.ng Tel: +1-929-427-5305; Whatsapp: +234-903-420-3031.
“We wish to state that the Nigerian soldiers deployed to the North East or elsewhere, neither lack logistics nor food as the fraudster wants unsuspecting members of the public to believe.
“The Nigerian army never faltered in providing necessary logistics to troops to the extent of providing extras, especially during festive periods.”
The spokesman controverted Brimah’s action claiming there has never been complaints of lack of food by soldiers talk less of starvation, adding “Whoever believes and fall victim to this criminal act does so at his or her own risk.”