By Chika Oduah
(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is challenging U.N. and humanitarian aid organizations on their recent reports of near-starvation among states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
According to the President, the reports are “hype” – exaggerating the humanitarian crisis in order to encourage more donations.
The Nigerian leader’s dispute with the U.N. recalls former president Goodluck Jonathan who initially disputed reports of missing girls from their school in Chibok. As a consequence, searches for the girls were delayed and many are still at large in kidnappers’ hands.