The suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying aid workers of Action Against Hunger on the road to Damasak in Borno State on Thursday, July 18.
“On Thursday, July 18, a convoy of vehicles was attacked on the road to Damasak. One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing,” the Country Director of Action Against Hunger, Shashwat Saraf, said.
He also said, “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident, as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria.
“We are very concerned and want to ensure that they are safe and can be reunited with their families.
“We express our deepest condolences to the family of our driver and we extend our support to the family of our missing colleagues as well as others affected by this incident.”