Terrorists Attack UN Humanitarian Aid Partners In Damasak

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Terrorists in Damasak, Borno State, attacked United Nations humanitarian offices and aid facilities.

The attack which occurred between Saturday night through Sunday morning, led to the death of two soldiers and the destruction of many properties.

VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the terrorists stole an ambulance, a Jeep, burnt the residences of a Police DPO and a traditional ruler.

The attackers maneuvered their way at checkpoints manned by Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) operatives before reaching the UN offices.

Confirming the attack, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of UN in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said he was deeply concerned over the attack.

He confirmed in a statement on Sunday that three international aid partners’ facilities were directly targeted, set ablaze and damaged.

Kallon said, “I strongly condemn the attack, as humanitarian aid operations and facilities are the lifelines for people affected by violence and conflict in north-east Nigeria who are dependent on assistance to survive.”

While regretting that humanitarian operations in Damasak and the support to 8,800 internally displaced people and 76,000 people in the host community have been affected, Kallon appealed to all armed groups to observe international humanitarian laws and human rights laws and ensure the protection of civilians, humanitarian property, and personnel.

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