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Nigerian Red Cross loses 6 volunteers to airstrike

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We regret that among the casualties of today's air strikes in Ran, there are 6 Nigerian RC members killed and 13 wounded. They brought desperately needed food for over 25 000 displaced persons

We are profoundly saddened with the news of casualties among the Red Cross staff and volunteers in Ran. Our thoughts are with the families of the dead and wounded Red Cross colleagues.

The Red Cross is deeply concerned about reported casualties among civilians and humanitarian workers in today's air strikes on Ran, North East Nigeria.

We are in contact with the relevant authorities and have organised medical assistance and evacuations, Though it is very unfortunate that some of our Volunteers lost their lives while some were injured, the Red Cross will continue to offer humanitarian service in the North East.

We are monitoring the situation closely for more information.