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Borno shooting: UN knocks ‘rogue’ soldier, demands speedy investigation

The United Nations has  condemned an attack and killing of an aid worker by a soldier in Damboa local government area of Borno state. Daily…

The United Nations has  condemned an attack and killing of an aid worker by a soldier in Damboa local government area of Borno state.

Daily Trust had reported how a soldier opened fire on humanitarian workers and his colleagues, killing one and injuring another on Thursday.

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In a statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, sympathised with the family of the slain aid worker.

“Yesterday’s killing of a staff member of the humanitarian non-governmental organization Meědecins du Monde in Damboa, Borno State is deeply disturbing and sad.”

“On behalf of the United Nations, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the aid worker’s family and to her colleagues.

“I also wish a speedy recovery to a pilot working with the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) who was injured in the deplorable attack by an apparently rogue soldier.

“All humanitarian staff working in north-east Nigeria deserve our fullest respect for their courage and commitment to stay and deliver life-saving assistance to people in need in often difficult and dangerous circumstances. Humanitarian workers must be protected.

While appreciating the quick interventions by all actors, ” I laud the Government and the military’s efforts to speedily investigate yesterday’s incident and urge them to strengthen remedial measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.” The statement said.