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Monday, 28 August 2017

IDPs attacks humanitarians for giving them small food, U.N suspends food distribution

U.N Humanitarian
UN Humanitarian 

The United Nations World Food Programme yesterday suspended food distribution to Internally Displaced Persons in Borno following an attack on its partners at Gubio camp in Maiduguri on Friday.


Angry IDPs had attacked the humanitarian workers of the International Medical Corp, an international NGO, over the food rations the NGO was distributing, injuring many people and destroying five sport utility vehicles belonging to the NGO at the Gubio camp in Maiduguri metropolis.

In an electronic message sent by WFP Communication officer Maiduguri field office, Mr. Adedeji Ademigbuji to newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday, the global humanitarian agency said the suspension was as a result of security breaches.

The Executive Chairman State Emergency Management Agency, Egnr. Ahmad Satomi, in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday condemned the attack on the humanitarian workers and tendered an apology.

Engr. Satomi assured that he would meet with the military so as provide adequate security for humanitarian workers during distribution in the camps.

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