Four Killed As Boko Haram Attacks UN Convey

Suspected Boko Haram members this weekend attacked and killed four United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) aides that were conveying food items to residents of Ngala, Borno state. The sect members carted away the food items that were being transported.

In a statement released this morning, the spokeswoman of the agency, Jane Howard, said

“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including WFP-hired trucks was the subject of an attack by armed groups 35 km southwest of Ngala in Borno State on Saturday. Four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident. WFP is working with the authorities to determine the whereabouts of the trucks”

The Nigerian military is yet to react to this attack. This would not be the first time members of the UN would be attacked. Recall that an attack which left two of its members injured lead to the UN suspending aid deliveries in Borno.