UN Suspends Aid in Nigeria’s Borno State due to heavy attacks by the insurgency

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The United Nations said it has temporarily suspended aid operations in Dikwa and Damasak in Borno state after Boko Haram attacked aid workers and humanitarian agencies.

Earlier this month, UN facilities were burned down and vehicles stolen by the insurgency including the killing of four including soldiers in Borno State

The UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said agencies had to suspended operations in the areas in order to safely relocate humanitarian staff.

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The full statement;
“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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Borno state in recent weeks has been in renewed attacks by the insurgents in the communities, where the insurgency has been raging for a decade.

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