The United Nations in Nigeria has paused the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service rotary operations in the Northeast.
This according to them is to establish the facts surrounding a shooting incident during a UN aircraft approach to Damasak, Borno State where one of the UN helicopters sustained bullet holes to the body of the air craft.
This halt in humanitarian services will be for an initial period of one week to allow the UN officials engage with government partners and conduct a new risk assessments for each helicopter location.
This is to ensure that all the possible mitigation measures are taken to determine the safety of operating in the Northeast.
This directive was given by the United Nations resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon.
The helicopter was able to turn around and safely return to Maiduguri.