Army sorry for Boko Haram attack on UN, NGOs

Nigeria Army hqAUGUSTINE OSAYANDE 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army has sympathized with United Nations  agencies and other international humanitarian organizations whose staff were wounded during attacks by alleged Boko Haram terrorists in a Borno  village on Thursday.

Suspected insurgents hiding in Meleri village ambushed troops returning  from Bama on humanitarian escort duty, an attack that saw two soldiers and three civilians wounded.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to sympathize with our wounded colleagues, the United Nations and other Non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in this sad incident,” said Acting Director Army Public  Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

“We wish to reiterate our determination and commitment to ensuring safety  and security in the North East and safeguarding the lives of all persons,” Usman said.

The Army spokesman said the wounded have been evacuated to University of  Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri and they are in stable condition.

Usman said troops were stabilizing the immediate environment and maintaining blocking positions at various areas.

CAJ News

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