Following a Boko Haram attack on an army guarded UN Aid mission in Borno, the United Nations has announced the suspension of is missions in Nigeria’s north east.
On Sunday MSF officials had luckily escaped being killed by a landmine, however this incident was not reported to the media.
Nigeria’s military confirmed the Boko Haram attack on the military guarded UN convoy some 85km from the Maiduguri capital.
“Troops returning from Bama on humanitarian escort duty, were ambushed enroute Maiduguri by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri. The gallant troops however, successfully cleared the ambush and exploited up to Afunori. Unfortunately, 2 soldiers and 3 civilians were wounded in the ambush, among whom were staff of United Nations agencies and other international humanitarian organizations.
“The wounded have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri and they are in stable condition. The Nigerian Army wishes to sympathize with our wounded colleagues, the United Nations and other Non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in this sad incident.
“We wish to reiterate our determination and commitment to ensuring safety and security in the North East and safeguarding the lives of all persons.You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.