UN condemn attack on aid facilities in Dikwa, Borno State

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr Edward Kallon has strongly condemned the recent attack by the non-state armed group in Dikwa,  Borno state targeting and destroying several aid facilities.

In a statement, the UN scribe expressed concern about the safety and security of civilians including internally displaced persons who had returned to the community to rebuild their lives.

The statement adds that the violent attack will affect the support provided to nearly 100,000 people who are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic risks spreading in Borno State. 

“Am gravely preoccupied by reports of an ongoing violent attack by non-state armed groups in Dikwa, Borno State, during which several aid facilities were directly targeted. The attack started last night and, as information is still coming through, I am outraged to hear the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage “.

He cautioned that civilians and aid workers, their facilities and assets must be protected and respected at all times. 

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