(Maiduguri, 2 April 2018): The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, currently Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim, strongly condemns the deadly combined attack which took place near Belle Village, in the outskirts of Borno State’s capital, Maiduguri, on Sunday 1 April. According to local sources, at least 34 civilians lost their lives in this attack and some 90 others were injured.
As Delivered, 8 February 2018, Abuja, Nigeria
Honourable Minister and other representatives of the Government of Nigeria,
Distinguished Ambassadors and Member State representatives,
Esteemed members of the press,
Ladies and gentlemen.
(Abuja, 18 December 2017): The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, strongly deplores the deadly ambush on a convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected persons on Saturday 16 December, and expressed grave concern over the limitations that attacks of this nature may have on the delivery of life-saving supplies to people in need in north-east Nigeria.
(New York, 19 September 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, strongly condemns the deadly attacks targeting innocent civilians in Konduga, Banki and Ngala areas of Borno State in conflict-struck north-east Nigeria.
Four attacks in recent weeks, three of which were carried out by suicide bombers, have claimed the lives of over 45 civilians and injured countless others, and are indicative of a surge in the brutal violence triggered by a regionalized conflict that is now in its eighth year.
Edward M. Kallon
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Designated Official for Security and Resident Representative in Nigeria
1. Introduction and Overview
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) recognizes the complexity of the humanitarian situation in northeast Nigeria and pockets of instability in the South, Niger Delta and Benue State and development efforts and challenges in the country at large.