The Nigerian Army says it is working with Interpol to declare wanted a Nigerian in Diaspora, Dr. Perry Brimah, over a fraudulent global fund raising to provide food for troops in the North East. It said its attention was drawn to the “fraudulent and criminal’’ venture by Brimah, tagged “Global campaign to provide food for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram.’’
The spokesman of the army, Brigadier-General Sani Usman in a statement on Wednesday, urged the general public to provide any information on the whereabouts of the alleged fraudster. Usman further alleged that Brimah embarked on the venture ostensibly to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, especially the international community to fund subversive activities and personal life style.
Usman stated 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. He said the move by Brimah is nothing but a scam as there is nowhere in the world where troops were fed through donations by members of the public.
According to him, there has never been complaints of lack of food by soldiers let alone of starvation. The army spokesman stressed that neither Brimah nor his agents represent the Nigerian army or its soldiers. He added that whoever believes and fall victim to this criminal act does so at his or her own risk.