The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said that it had discovered no fewer than 40 fake Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) currently feeding fat on the plights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.
Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Abdullahi said that the illegal NGOs were running nothing more than a certified scam by their actions.
“We discovered that many of them who were individual with offices, were only interested in posing with IDPs going through hardship to access funds from donors.
“We discovered that some of them, currently occupying most of the big hotels in town, are only interested in defrauding their donors by sending fake datas, messages and pictures via internet so as to access fund.
“When we interrogated some of them, they said they just came into the town and were trying to figure out the problems to enable them bring in their intervention.
“The command, therefore, urged the government to be wary of such elements parading themselves as NGOs while the agency will go after all the bad elements,” said Abdullahi.