UN Condemns Killing Of Aid Workers In Borno

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the killing of three aid workers by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann town of Borno State.

The terrorists had attacked a camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area on Thursday. The international body said three aid workers were also injured, and a female nurse is missing.

Reacting to the killing in a statement on Friday, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, urged the Federal Government to ensure the attackers are brought to book.

“Aid workers put their lives on the line every single day to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable women, children, and men. Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims and our brave colleagues and we call on authorities to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and account,” he said.

Two deceased aid workers were contractors with the International Organisation for Migration, working as coordinators in the camp for 55,000 IDPs who have fled their homes as a result of the insurgency.

The other deceased aid worker was a medical doctor employed as a third-party consultant with UNICEF.

The UN was also worried about other civilians who may have been injured or killed in the attack, noting that the crisis seemed not to be ending soon.

The UN, however, said some 3,000 aid workers are present in the North East, the majority of whom are Nigerian nationals.

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