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Switzerland has denied donating money to help African countries in the fight against Boko Haram.

African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council boss, Smail Chergui had, on Monday, February 1, 2016, named Switzerland among nations which donated towards the war against the sect.

In a statement released on Wednesday, February 3, however, the country said that it had not given any funding to military operations against Boko Haram.

The statement, obtained by AFP, reads:

“As a neutral actor in conflict situations, Switzerland has never given financial support to military interventions and will abstain from doing so in the future.”

“Switzerland’s action in the Lake Chad region consists solely and exclusively in the financial support to the major humanitarian agencies.”

Chergui had announced on Monday that donors at the AU summit pledged a total sum of  $250 million for the fight against Boko Haram.

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