Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaSoldier Guns Down Humanitarian Worker In Borno
The United Nations has  condemned the killing of an aid worker by a soldier in Damboa local government area of Borno state.
On Thursday, a soldier opened fire on humanitarian workers and his colleagues, killing one and injuring another.
In a statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, sympathised with the family of the slain aid worker.
The statement reads in part: “Yesterday’s killing of a staff member of the humanitarian non-governmental organization Meědecins du Monde in Damboa, Borno State is deeply disturbing and sad.
“On behalf of the United Nations, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the aid worker’s family and to her colleagues.
“I also wish a speedy recovery to a pilot working with the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) who was injured in the deplorable attack by an apparently rogue soldier.
“All humanitarian staff working in north-east Nigeria deserve our fullest respect for their courage and commitment to stay and deliver life-saving assistance to people in need in often difficult and dangerous circumstances. Humanitarian workers must be protected.
“While appreciating the quick interventions by all actors, ” I laud the Government and the military’s efforts to speedily investigate yesterday’s incident and urge them to strengthen remedial measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.”
Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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