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UN Raises Concern Over Safety Of Civilians, Aid Facilities In Dikwa

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United Nation Agency Raises Concerns over Safety of Civilians, Aid Facilities in violent attack by non-state armed groups in Dikwa, Borno State, during which several aid facilities were directly targeted.

Edward Kallon Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria said the attack started last Monday night as several premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage.

Mr Kallon said he strongly condemn the attack and deeply concerned about the safety and security of civilians in Dikwa, including internally displaced people inside and outside camps and also thousands of people who had returned to the community to rebuild their lives after years in displacement.

He said this violent attack will affect the support provided to nearly 100,000 people who are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic risks spreading in Borno State.

He also said Civilians and aid workers, their facilities and assets should never be a target, they must be protected and respected at all times.

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