It has been confirmed by the United Nations Office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs that there was an attack on its facility in Damasak, Borno state yesterday.
Mr Edward Kallon, the humanitarian coordinator and head of the UN mission in Nigeria has expressed his deep concern about the recurring reports of violent attacks by non-state armed groups which is causing fear among civilians because their lives are at risk.
He also spoke against the attacks on humanitarian aid operations and facilities that are, as stated by him, the “lifeline for people affected by violence and conflict in northeast Nigeria who are dependent on assistance to survive”.
He added that due to the recurring violent attacks, humanitarian operations in Damasak have been reduced. This caused the a pause to the support to 8,800 internally displaced people and 76,000 people in the host community receiving humanitarian assistance and protection there.
It was recorded that four persons, including two soldiers, died during the attack.