An aid worker with global humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger, has been killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
According to the organisation, the incident happened on their way to provide relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons at Damasak area of the state.
“One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing”, Action Against Hunger said in a statement.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria. We are very concerned and want to ensure that they are safe and can be reunited with their families.
“Action Against Hunger strives to ensure that millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in north-east Nigeria receive the essential services required for their survival, especially women and children,” the organization added.
It is not the first time insurgents will be targeting humanitarian workers in Borno state. In October 2018, Boko Haram insurgents killed Saifura Khorsa and Hauwa Liman after they were kidnapped at the Rann camp for internally displaced persons.