Suspected Boko Haram members yesterday attacked a United Nation convoy carrying staff from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM. The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State after delivering special food to malnourished children IDP camps in the state, when they were attacked.
A UNICEF employee and an IOM contractor were injured in the attack and are being treated at a local hospital. All other UNICEF, IOM and UNFPA staff are safe.
Four soldiers received gunshot wounds. The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation.