Boko Haram attack killed UN aid workers and left several injured.

LAGOS, Nigeria––The United Nations has reported that four of its aid workers were killed on Friday in a Boko Haram attack in the remote town of Rann, in northeast Nigeria.

A UN spokeswoman Samantha Newport said the attack occurred late Thursday. “Four aid workers were killed, one aid worker was injured and one aid worker is missing, feared abducted,” she added.

In addition to Newport’s statement, the U.N.’s migration agency (IOM) says two of its staffers were among 11 people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a military base in northeastern Nigeria.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday that “a large number” of Boko Haram members attacked the base in Rann, in Borno state, a day earlier with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, and gun trucks.

Joel Millman, an IOM spokesman said at a U.N. briefing in Geneva that the two staffers, Ibrahim Lawan and Yawe Emmanuel, were among three humanitarian workers killed. Four soldiers and four mobile police also died, and another three humanitarian workers were injured.

Mohammed Abdiker, the IOM Director of Operations and Emergencies, said in a statement that the agency was “outraged and saddened” by the attack.

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Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.
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