Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has condemned the attack on humanitarian aid facilities and killing of civilians in Damasak, Borno State.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali the Minister expressed concern over the frequent attacks on humanitarian aid facilities in the North Eastern part of the country, that the continuous attack will affect support provided by the aid workers to hundreds of thousands people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in the area.
“The attack is unfortunate and against international law on humanitarian operations and aid workers. It could be recalled that early March, humanitarian aid facilities were attacked by terrorists in Dikwa , Borno State, the attacks on aid facilities and killing of civilians should be condemned at all levels. Humanitarian aid organizations should be allowed to perform their duties in line with global best practices “
According to the statement, she commiserates with the families of victims, United Nations and aid workers over the incident.
“I commiserate with the families that lost their beloved ones in the attack, the United Nations and the humanitarian aid organizations, over the huge loss and pray that those behind the attack should see reason to respect the right to life and put an end to violent killings and destruction of properties”.