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UN Suspends Operations in Borno State Over Boko Haram Attacks


Apr 18, 2021

Humanitarian operations by the United Nations has been suspended temporarily in Dikwa and Damasak, Borno state following Boko Haram attacks.

UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

He said 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.”Kallon added

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