The resident and humanitarian coordinator of the UN in Nigeria has condemned recurrent attacks by non-state armed groups which he said put the lives of civilians under risks.
The statement by Edward Kallon comes two days after a violent attack in Damasak town, in Borno State, that targeted three international aid partners’ facilities.
Kallon in the statement said he is concerned about the safety and security of civilians and humanitarian workers.
The UN says humanitarian operations in Damasak will be reduced due to the attack, which will affect the support to 8,800 internally displaced people and 76,000 people in the host community receiving humanitarian assistance and protection there.
Sandy MAROUN is the Public Information Officer for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria. She spoke to my colleague Veronic Njie about the attack.