UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks

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Following attacks on some of its assets and staff by Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has suspended humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak both in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator In Nigeria, Edward Kallon, made this known in a statement on Saturday, titled, ‘Statement On Un Operations In North-East Nigeria’.

Kallon said, “I am deeply concerned about the recent attacks on humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak, affecting humanitarian assets and personnel.

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“We have temporarily suspended operations in these areas in order to safely relocate humanitarian staff and are closely monitoring the situation.

We intend to resume operations as soon as possible so that civilians affected by the conflict continue to receive the assistance they need.

I condemn in the strongest terms attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure which may constitute violations of International Humanitarian Law.”

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