UN expresses shock over gruesome killing of 110 persons in Borno
The United Nations on Sunday denounced the gruesome killing of over 110 innocent farmers in the Koshobe village of Borno State’s Mafa Local Government Area in northeastern Nigeria.
The UN may also disclosed that at least 110 people were ruthlessly killed and several others were injured in the attack.
Mr Edward Kallon, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, speaking for the United Nations, says he is outraged and appalled by the horrific assault on civilians carried out by non-state armed groups in villages near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
The entire UN system and the humanitarian community working to provide life-saving and development assistance to the most vulnerable in the state of Borno, he said were appalled by the incident.
Such direct attacks on innocent citizens, he said, jeopardize the ability of the most marginalized people to survive the adversity that they face and that the United Nations is seeking to mitigate.
He noted that rural communities are facing untold difficulties in the state of Borno.
The humanitarian coordinator said there is a need for government and all humanitarian actors to do their utmost to support victims of crises, most of whom are poor, to survive the challenges they face, especially at a time when food insecurity is high in the state of Borno.