Boko Haram: UN suspends operations in Dikwa, Damasak

Following attacks on some of its assets and staff by Boko Haram insurgents,

The United Nations has suspended humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak in Borno after attacks on some of its assets and workers by Boko Haram insurgents.

UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, announced this in a statement on Saturday titled ‘Statement on UN operations in North-East Nigeria’

He 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.”

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