Insurgents have more checkpoints in the northeast now, UN raises alarm

Insurgents have more checkpoints in the northeast now, UN raises alarm

- Insurgents are reportedly in charge of some checkpoints in the northeast

- According to the UN's Edward Kallon, people in the region and aid workers are more exposed to attacks by the terrorists

- The UN envoy also decried the spate of attacks on aid workers providing support to victims of insurgency in the region

The activities of Boko Haram insurgents at various checkpoints in the northeast has become a source of worry to the United Nations.

According to the UN Humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, aid workers and people in the region are more exposed to attacks by the terrorists.

In a statement on Thursday, January 16, he said: “I am extremely worried by the increasingly insecure environment that humanitarians are working in to provide urgent and vital assistance to civilians affected by the crisis.

“The humanitarian community is troubled by the increased trend in vehicular checkpoints set up by non-state armed groups along main supply routes in the states of Borno and Yobe.

“These checkpoints expose civilians and humanitarians to heightened risks of being killed or abducted,” he added.

Going further, the UN envoy also lamented that the level of insecurity in the region has been on the rise.

Insurgents have more checkpoints in the Northeast now, UN raises alarm

The UN is concerned about the seeming rise in Boko Haram's activities
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported a group grieved with the government and people of Niger Republic over the death of its troops by members of the terrorists' group.

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) also called for sanctions against sponsors of terrorism in Africa.

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At a candlelight procession held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 14, night in honour of the slain Nigerien soldiers across Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the CALSER further raised the alarm about foreign entities backing Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on the continent.

The Niger government declared a three-day of national mourning after 89 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base on Thursday.

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