The United Nations (UN) has condemned a Boko Haram attack on Damasak town in Borno State, where an aid chopper was shot down by the terrorists.
According to Edward Kallon, the resident/humanitarian coordinator of the UN in Nigeria, two civilians including a five year old was killed killed in the attack.
He confirmed that a UN chopper was hit by bullets which led to its crash during the attack.
In a statement addressing the attack, Kallon called on the Nigerian Government to investigate the incident.
“I deplore that a UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe.
My thoughts are also with the crew and I commend them for piloting the chopper back to safety during this critical situation.”
Kallon further called for urgent action to ensure the safety of residents and aid workers saying the attack on Damasak will seriously hinder the provision of aid to communities in remote areas of the Northeast affected by the war against Boko Haram.