One dead, six missing as Boko Haram attacks aid workers in Borno
At least one person was feared dead when suspected insurgents attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying aid workers of Action Against Hunger on the road to Damasak in Borno State.
The Country Director of Action Against Hunger, Shashwat Saraf, said the attack happened on Thursday, July 18, adding that one staff of the humanitarian organisation was killed by the attackers, while six others were missing.
“On Thursday, July 18, a convoy of vehicles was attacked on the road to Damasak. One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing,” he explained.
Saraf, while expressing concerns, said efforts would be made to reunite the abducted with their families, adding: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident, as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria.”
“We are very concerned and want to ensure that they are safe and can be reunited with their families.
“We express our deepest condolences to the family of our driver and we extend our support to the family of our missing colleagues as well as others affected by this incident.”