- The recent attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has been condemned by the United Nations
- The UN in a statement by its humanitarian said it is saddened by the attacks in Monguno and Nganzai local government areas of the state
- The aid agency stated that it was shocked by the attack which destroyed a major humanitarian facility
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The recent attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has been condemned by the United Nations.
This Day reported that the UN in a statement by its humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said it is saddened by the attacks in Monguno and Nganzai local government areas of the state in which several civilians were killed.
The UN noted that it was shocked by the attack which destroyed a major humanitarian facility.
It noted that such constant attacks by the insurgents impede the ability of aid workers to stay and deliver assistance to the people that are in need.
Meanwhile, John Campbell, a former U.S ambassador to Nigeria and an expert on the country's council of foreign relations, has said Boko Haram looms large in Nigeria.
Campbell made the assertion in a piece he wrote on the council of foreign relations website on Thursday, June 11.
According to him, “even amid the pandemic, all Boko Haram factions have rejected the notion of a truce with the Nigerian government, which they see as an agency of evil. “Jihadi rhetoric portrays the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as God’s punishment of their enemies.
“There is no credible information about the presence of the virus among jihadis themselves.”
He went on to write that Nigerian security services are struggling with a general breakdown of law and order in the country.
In another report, the ongoing war against insurgency has recorded another groundbreaking boost as Nigerian troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram/ISWAP elements in Borno state.
The troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE inflicted heavy casualties against the insurgents as they attempted to breach Munguno Town on Saturday, June 13.
The coordinator Defence Media Operations (DM)), Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Sunday, June 14, disclosed that the soldiers neutralized 20 terrorists while 4 of their gun trucks were destroyed.
According to the statement, the gallant troops who had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.
The Armed Forces hailed the ground troops and the Air Task Force for the professionalism they exhibited during the operation.
Still on security, a popular political activist, Shehu Sani, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for saying bandits and insurgents were taking advantage of the COVID-19 restrictions to attack people.
The former Senator in a statement on Friday, June 12, said the government must own up to its inability to protect the lives of people.
He said the recent killings in parts of the north were due to evident government failures.
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