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[Photos] Nigeria army chief visits soldiers and humanitarian staff attacked in Borno

[Photos] Nigeria army chief visits soldiers and humanitarian staff attacked in Borno

Nigeria

Nigeria’s chief of army staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has visited injured soldiers and members of the humanitarian convoy who were attacked in Borno State on Thursday, leading to the suspension of aid deliveries in the Boko Haram ravaged state.

UNICEF convoy attacked in Nigeria’s northeast, aid deliveries suspended

The army chief accompanied by Theatre Commander of the anti-Boko Haram operation and other top officials were at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital to encourage the wounded and wish them speedy recovery.

Two soldiers who were escorting the convoy were hospitalized together with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and International Organization of Migration (IOM) staff after the attack by unknown assailants.

The Nigerian Army wishes to sympathize with our wounded colleagues, the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in this sad incident.

The army in a statement confirming the attack on the convoy noted that suspected remnants of Boko Haram ambushed troops escorting an aid convoy returning from Bama in Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri.

‘‘The Nigerian Army wishes to sympathize with our wounded colleagues, the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in this sad incident,’‘ the statement added.

The Army further reiterated its determination and commitment to ensuring safety and security in the North East and safeguarding the lives of all persons.

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