The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has condemned attacks by terrorists on humanitarian aid facilities and the killing of some civilians in Damasak, a town in Borno State, North-eastern Nigeria.
The Minister, who expressed concern over the frequent attacks on humanitarian aid facilities in the North-eastern region of the country said it would affect the support provided by the aid workers to the thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in the area.
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“The attack is unfortunate and against international law on humanitarian operations and aid workers. It could be recalled that early March, humanitarian aid facilities were attacked by terrorists in Dikwa , Borno State”.
” The attacks on aid facilities and killing of civilians should be condemned at all levels. Humanitarian aid organisations should be allowed to perform their duties in line with global best practices “.
“I commiserate with the families that lost their beloved ones in the attack, the United Nations and the humanitarian aid organizations, over the huge loss and pray that those behind the attacks should see reasons to respect the right to life and put an end to violent killings and destruction of properties,” she stated.
Farouq commended the security agencies, members of the civilian JTF and hunters that assisted in repelling the attack.