Boko Haram kills aid worker in ambush, six others missing
A worker of the Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization, has been killed by suspected members of the terror sect, Boko Haram.
Six others are missing, the NGO said in a statement on Friday.
Killed was a driver of one of the vehicles in the organization’s convoy on its way from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to Damasak.
“One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing,” AAH said.
“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 north east 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 attack occurred at about midday on Thursday, about 20km from Damasak.
The terrorists are believed to have targeted three cars belonging to AAH.