Boko Haram kills aid worker in Borno
An aid worker with a humanitarian organisation, Action Against Hunger, has been killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state yesterday July 18th.
According to a statement released by the organisation, the insurgents attacked a convoy some members of their staff were in. The organisation said Its driver was killed while many of their staff in the convoy are currently missing.
The statement from the organisation reads:
On Thursday 18 July, 2019, a convoy of vehicles was attacked on the road to Damasak, Borno State, Nigeria.
One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing.
We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the north east of Nigeria. We are very concerned and want to ensure that they are safe and can be reunited with their families.
Action Against Hunger strives to ensure that millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in north east Nigeria receive the essential services required for their survival, especially women and children.
We express our deepest condolences to the family of our driver and we extend our support to the family of our missing colleagues as well as others affected by this incident.
We appeal to the media and the public to desist from circulating unverified information about the situation above.
Recall that in October 2018, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, executed an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Hauwa Leman.