Boko Haram attacks: UN suspends operations in Dikwa, Damasak
Humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak, Borno State have been temporarily suspended by the United Nations as a result of Boko Haram attacks in those areas.
This was disclosed by the US resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon via a statement on Saturday.
According to the coordinator, the organisation’s operations in the two areas were being put on hold in order to safely relocate the humanitarian staff to other locations.
The UN coordinator said: “I am deeply concerned about the recent attacks on humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak, affecting humanitarian assets and personnel.
“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 on International Humanitarian Law.”
Recall that there has been a renewed onslaught in recent weeks by Boko Haram in communities in Borno state, where the insurgency has been raging for a decade.
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