The United Nations (UN) condemned the attack on an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The UN in a statement by its Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, asked the Federal Government to step up security of the country and ensure the safety of lives and property.
Boko Haram had on Wednesday attacked the IDPs camp in Dalori, which is a few kilometres from Maiduguri. The camp hosts about 12,600 persons.
Kallon said, “I urge the government of Nigeria to step up the protection of innocent people. Attacks on camps for internally displaced persons threaten the lives of these innocent women, children and men who have already fled their homes as a result of the ongoing conflict. Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims of this attack and we wish the injured speedy recovery.”