West & Central Africa

UN Suspends Aid to Refugee Camp After Attack by Boko Haram

The United Nations has suspended aid to Borno State after its convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram on its way from Bama to Maiduguri on Thursday.

Refugee Camp
Refugee Camp

The Team was taking food and needed medication to one of the refugee camps about 30km from Maiduguri when it was attacked. The Joint Task Force Military Spokesman, Col Sani Usman, in a statement said,  “Unfortunately, 2 soldiers and 3 civilians were wounded in the ambush, among whom were staff of United Nations agencies and other international humanitarian organisations.”

This incident brings to question the government’s claim of wining the war against Boko Haram and the safety of communities in the North Eastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram has killed over 200, 000 people and displace over 1 Million in the region. Medicine san Frontier reported that “Since 23 May, at least 188 people have died in the camp almost six people per day,”