The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative and as well as the Chairman Victims Support Fund has expressed sympathy with members of the UNICEF and IOM humanitarian response team who were attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on their way from Bama to Maiduguri after delivering food, supplies and medicine.
Gen Danjuma said, “The attack on humanitarian NGOs who are in the North East to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced families is shocking to all Nigerians.
“It is tragic that men and women who make great sacrifices to save the lives of starving and sick people in the North East have become the target of insurgent attacks.
Danjuma assured the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that military presence will be beefed up around all humanitarian crisis centers to ensure a safer zone for providing food, medicine and nutritional help to those in need.
He also wished the injured soldiers that protected the humanitarian convoy a quick recovery and praised the gallantry of the soldiers for saving the lives of humanitarian workers.