No fewer than three (3) aid workers have been confirmed killed in a Boko Haram’s Thursday night attack in the remote town of Rann in Borno state, northeast Nigeria.
The United Nations on Friday confirmed the death in a statement by Samantha Newport, its spokeswoman in Nigeria’s capital ,Abuja.
Newport said the attack happened “after dark” outside a camp housing some 55,000 people displaced by the conflict.
The world body and two security sources initially said four people were killed in the attack in the remote town of Rann on Thursday evening but later revised the death toll.
#USA #UPI #NEWS broadcast by #EMET_NEWS_PRESS: 3 U.N. workers killed, 1 missing after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria – Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in Nigeria's Borno State, killing three U.N. aid workers and leaving one missing, U.N. o… https://t.co/JMjal4HAvk— Richard Krauss (@emet_news_press) March 2, 2018
Rann is located some 175 kilometres (110 miles) east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, near the border with Cameroon and communications, are difficult.