U.N Reacts to Boko Haram Attack on Helicopter, Gives FG Ultimatum to Arrest Boko Haram Members

United Nations (U.N) condemned Boko Haram attack on one of its helicopters in the Damasak area of Borno State.

The incident happened on July 2, and resulted to 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.

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