Four people working as aides with the United Nations (UN) have been killed by Boko Haram insurgent, while 1 person has been abducted, news reports. The insurgents had reportedly attacked Rann community in Kala Balge Local Government of Borno State around 7 PM on Thursday. Samantha Newport, Head of Communications, UNICEF Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), revealed this in Borno on Friday.
A medical doctor working as consultant with UNICEF, and an aid worker with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), were among the people killed. The other two were personnel of UN client organisation, International Organisation of Migration (IOM), deployed in Rann as camp managers.
About a month ago, the Nigerian military claimed complete victory over Boko Haram but the terror group seemed to have waxed even stronger since then.
On Feb. 19, the terror group reportedly abducted 110 students from an all-girl college in Dapchi, a town in the northeastern state of Yobe.
The United Nations believes Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 innocent people since 2009 through terror attacks.