The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon has revealed that no fewer than 12 humanitarian workers were brutally murdered by Boko Haram terrorists in 2019.
Kallon made the disclosure weekend, during a joint press conference with the European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenar and the Nigerian Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq.
Kallon raised the alarm of aid workers increasingly becoming direct targets of attacks and abduction by non-state armed groups.
“We are extremely worried that aid workers who are mostly Nigerians working to deliver critical life saving humanitarian assistance to fellow compatriots have increasingly become direct targets of attacks and abduction by non-state armed groups”.
Kallon who noted that the crisis in the North-East region demands increased collaboration, urged stakeholders to strengthen their efforts and provide life-saving assistance to affected residents of the region.