Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
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European Union reacts to killing of United Nations humanitarian workers

European Union reacts to killing of United Nations humanitarian workers

On Thursday, the terrorists attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, killing the three aid workers, while three others were injured and a female nurse missing.

Security sources said the attackers overran a military base in Rann, located about 150 kilometers west of Maiduguri, capital of the northern state of Borno, where the aid workers were killed.

The terrorists after the attack abducted three aid workers (2 from ICRC clinic team and 1 from UNICEF) in addition to killing a UNICEF doctor, and two workers from the International Organization for Migration.

The Boko Haram terrorists reportedly abducted three aid workers and civilians apart from the United Nations nurse.

Last month, militants kidnapped 110 girls from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi.

"Madagali is closed to Sambisa but there seems to be no major operations to clear-off the remnants of Boko Haram that keep ravaging". He said he had seen her the day before the attack, and that she told him she was going to spend two weeks in Gamboru-Ngala, headquarters of Ngala local government area of Borno. Eight members of the Nigerian national security forces were also killed.

Attacks on aid workers are rare, but not unheard of.

MORE than 40 000 people, including 60 malnourished children, have been left without access to healthcare after volunteer doctors quit northeast Nigeria in the wake of deadly terror attacks. It said it was also concerned other civilians may have been killed or injured.

The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres - also called Doctors Without Borders - said on Friday it had also suspended its medical activities in Rann and evacuated its national and global staff.

The US Embassy, in a statement on its website on Friday, said that it was committed to ensuring humanitarian workers were protected and able to do their lifesaving work.

He also sympathized with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies working in Nigeria.

The official pointed out that the latest attack was a "stark reminder" that the people in Borno state are "trapped in a deadly cycle of violence and are heavily reliant on external assistance to survive".

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