United Nations Condemn Boko Haram Attack On Its Helicopter In Borno State

Published On: July 5, 2020, 11:46 am (3 months ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The United Nations has condemned Boko Haram attack on one of its helicopters in the Damasak area of Borno State. The incident, which occurred on July 2, led to the death of two persons including a five-year-old child.

The UN, therefore, called on the Federal Government to investigate the attack and “swiftly bring perpetrators to justice”.

In a statement on Saturday entitled ‘Statement on Attack in Damasak, Damage to Aid Helicopter’ and signed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, the international body said bullets fired by insurgents damaged the chopper and has affected humanitarian works in the North-East.

Kallon said, “I deplore that a UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe. My thoughts are also with the crew and I commend them for piloting the chopper back to safety during this critical situation.

“The attack and damage to the helicopter severely affect the ability of aid actors to provide urgently needed assistance to vulnerable people in remote areas across Borno State.

“I strongly condemn any attack against civilians, humanitarian assets or aid workers and call on all armed parties to respect international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and ensure the protection of civilians, humanitarian property and personnel.

“I call on the Nigerian authorities to reinforce the safety and security of all humanitarian workers.

“I welcome the Government commitment to investigate the attack and swiftly bring to justice the perpetrators.

“I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the civilians who lost their lives in the attack and wish a prompt recovery to those injured.”



-- SWORDMAN (m) at 5-07-2020 12:12 PM
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Lol..And Buhari refused to declare Boko Haram a terrorist group...we are watching the movie!! hope to enter season 2 just like Nollywood .
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-- Eyioke (m) at 5-07-2020 12:37 PM
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Callousness
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-- blowout (m) at 5-07-2020 02:25 PM
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“swiftly bring perpetrators to justice”. I would have laughed if not for the seriousness of the situation. Which justice? Nigerian army that will capture boko haram terrorists and then give them Nigerian army uniform to wear and call them reformed people. And then lock up a corporal fighting boko haram for speaking the truth. Abegi.
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-- Makodama (m) at 5-07-2020 03:36 PM
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Quote from: SWORDMAN on  5-07-2020 12:12 PM
Lol..And Buhari refused to declare Boko Haram a terrorist group...we are watching the movie!! hope to enter season 2 just like Nollywood .
Keep quiet if you don't have anything to say.
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-- Bebold Online (m) at 5-07-2020 03:38 PM
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They must praise them
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