UN reacts to the killing of aid worker in Borno


The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kellon, has condemned the killing of an aid worker of Action Against Hunger, an international Non Governmental Organisation in Borno State.

Kellon said he was extremely concerned about the increasingly dangerous and restrictive operating environment for implementing humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected areas, where humanitarian aid workers continue to face challenges as they strive to deliver urgent, life-saving assistance.

Kellon in a statement made available to newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Wednesday, also said he was appalled and deeply saddened by the news of the horrific execution of the aid worker by terrorists.
The United Nations called on authorities to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. The United Nations also called for the immediate release of all aid workers who are still in captivity.

The humanitarian community in Nigeria is working in line with the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy, jointly agreed with the Government of Nigeria, to provide life-saving assistance to 6.2 million of the most vulnerable people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.