United Nations chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

  • United Nations chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

United Nations chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

The nurse abducted when the Boko Haram sect attacked Rann, Borno state last week reportedly released a message via Whatsapp just before she was held captive.

After suspected Boko Haram militants launched a brutal attack in the town of Rann in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State Thursday, killing several people including aid workers, Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the town.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari says the attack on humanitarian workers in Rann, Borno has shown that the Boko Haram insurgents are godless, brutish, and utterly to be despised.

The three aid workers, alongside eight security personnel guarding the camp, were killed in a militant attack on Rann late on Thursday.

The statement said the MSF teams have been providing medical care to the 40,000 people in Rann since January 2017 and added that mobile teams have delivered assistance on a regular basis.

The MSF in a statement on Saturday by its Field Communication Manager, Maro Verli, said while it was still unclear how many people were killed and injured, its medical staff "treated nine wounded patients".

Unhas members evacuate bodies of three aid workers, who were killed during an attack in the town of Rann, at Maiduguri Airport, Nigeria March 2, 2018.

The gunmen invaded their camp in Rann and during the attack, most of the aid workers fled into the military post which they called barrack to take refuge.

Some of her friends said she loved keeping in touch with family and friends, adding that they were anxious how she would cope working in a cut-off locality, such as Rann, where there is zero access to telecommunication.

The latest attack comes nearly two weeks after Boko Haram attackers kidnapped 110 schoolgirls from Dapchi in neighbouring Yobe State.

According to him, such cowardly attacks can only bolster the determination of government to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to a decisive end in the shortest possible time.

"Boko Haram can not be said to have been defeated until every inch of Nigerian territory is rid of it and people therein return to their legitimate pursuits without any fear", he said.

Rann came into the global spotlight when a Nigerian Air Force jet mistakenly bombed a local refugee camp believing it was a Boko Haram encampment.